Diplomacy

Robert talks with Fareed Zakaria, the managing editor for the journal Foreign Affairs. They discuss the role of diplomacy in modern geopolitics, and how diplomacy was used in the crisis over U-N weapons inspections in Iraq. Zakaria notes that U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan portrayed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein as someone he "could do business with," in contrast to the way Hussein had been depicted by those pushing for military strikes against Iraq.

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