Diane and her guests talk about the religious and political significance of Pope Benedict’s visit to Turkey, where many Muslims are angry about the pontiff’s comments earlier this year.


  • James Goldgeier Whitney H. Shepardson fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Former director of Russian affairs for the National Security Council. Co-author of "Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy Toward Russia After the Cold War."
  • Bulent Aliriza Senior associate and director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M. President of the Catholic University of America
  • Sylvia Poggioli Senior European correspondent, NPR
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