Will Syria Help Ease Mideast Turmoil?

Syria is at the heart of any plan to resolve the current conflict in the Middle East. Can the country be persuaded to end support for Hezbollah? Guests on the program, including Syria's ambassador to the United States, discuss Syria and its role in resolving the crisis.

Guests:

Deborah Amos, NPR correspondent in Damascus

Ambassador Imad Moustapha, Syria's ambassador to the United States

Nadim Shehadi, head of the Middle East program at Chatham House, a London-based research center; born in Lebanon; now a British citizen

Richard Murphy, former ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia; assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs under President Reagan

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