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Through to Pakistan.
Joining us now to talk about this and and the Middle East and them in the United States' role in the middle worries is a man who knows they answers through.
Many of the intriguing questions -- -- and she's professor of international relations at the London school of economics is author of the important new -- Obama and the Middle East the end of America's moment.
A question mark thank goodness for the questions are a professor straight can't you would think having congratulations on the book thank you.
-- the question Mark Hurd I think.
Many people might find just as troubling as is that there were an exclamation mark this the United States right now.
Facing the -- Questions and challenges in the Middle East.
Are we capable of responding successfully to those challenges.
The unit to the the end -- -- in the beginning of the end of and I islamists communities such as the product he has a -- -- sixty years in Asia revolt has been brewing in the Middle East against.
The United States -- that you know we've discussed this many times over the years culminating in the 9/11 was.
And really and what has happened in the in the Arab world in particular in the last fifteen months.
We need shows the rise of the new public opinion annually in public opinion but once they charge of -- -- investment.
It ended America's moment it's not a negative thing it's a positive thing.
Because people really now instead of blaming.
I mean foreign powers the United States for all the ills and misfortune -- they're blaming that.
Now there's tormentors -- with the amount as the bloody dictators who -- have been and delivered thus the United States is in the longest seen -- -- look what has happened.
-- American flags and being done -- -- that American hegemony.
People are really have moved on and to my mind I'm saying this is.
Finally we are reaching the point of normalization.
Of relations between the United States and the people of the great commitment.
It's our ambitions and I say hours.
Ambitions have it seems been exhausted in the Middle East and South Asia.
Whether Afghanistan report about Iraq whether we're talking about Libya there is so little engagement.
About the United States there.
Because our resource -- cost.
Quite frank and I'm glad to hear you say -- because I I think it is a positive it should not be our moment in the Middle East at any rate it is that is someone.
You'd like you know really -- it truly do we have spent between three point UN economists you know -- spend between 3.5.
And five billion dollars since -- that.
Three point and these are not my numbers American economists the balanced universe I mean think it's not just about borrowed money opportunity costs.
And the reality is I mean when when -- -- President Obama came took off books in the release does not call foreign policy concepts.
Barack Obama's -- America's future lies in the Pacific creation in Asia and that's why it has been since the -- -- what I and I understand.
But hegemony is not part of her future and or should it -- subsidies are not part of our traditions as a nation or is of people.
-- -- in the sooner both parties understand.
The better our lives will be and the more are assured of our destiny we are as America.
Let me let me turn to if I mean the important is the issue of his -- Because now they are confronted with expect challenges are in -- -- grand it's ambitions.
The world will not tolerate -- that the response that that Iran threatens that is -- annihilation.
Of Israel what should be the response.
I think Iran as -- gamble it's 5050 might take on it is that the -- -- Now recognize the gravity of the cracks.
And might think -- -- leadership know very well unless the compromise on the nuclear program dissipated -- situation we might see it breaks through.
And the next few months that's how which seems even though it's a very gambled with 5050%.
The reality is.
Israel has also direct -- but it has to be in under its whole community you know -- Israel is not calling for the destruction of Iraq what.
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