What role does a concern for human rights play in US foreign policy and did it handle the Chen Guangcheng incident decorously? Shihab Rattansi discusses with guests: Nancy Soderberg, Bill Blum and Lianchao Han.
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Will the former UN secretary-general’s initiative to end violence in Syria succeed where all others have failed? And what do all these diplomatic moves mean for the crisis in Syria? Guests: Nancy Soderberg; Muhydin Alzikani; Alexander Konovalov.
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Nancy Soderberg, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, says the United States may consider providing “defensive weapons” to anti-Gaddafi fighters in Libya – but doing so “quietly”. She tells Al Jazeera that officials will always seek to further their strategic interests, but that the US did not create the armed rebel groups, and [...]