Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmood Abbas in hopes of gaining support for a U.S.-sponsored peace conference. We’ll talk about U.S. diplomatic efforts in the region and ongoing questions about the Israeli air strike in Syria last month.


  • Martin Indyk Vice president for foreign policy, the Brookings Institution.
  • David Sanger Chief Washington correspondent for "The New York Times," author of "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power."
  • Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
  • Joseph Cirincione President, Ploughshares Fund


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