The West and The Middle East

The recent revolts against autocratic governments in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt, and protests against many governments across the region, make it clear that significant political change is underway.

With some regimes changed and others shaken, critical questions about the future of the region and the West’s policies there remain to be answered.

Has the West reacted too slowly and inappropriately to events? Have their past policies failed them, and the people of the region?

The BBC's Nik Gowing chairs a discussion with:

- Jeanne Shaheen, US Senator, Member of Foreign Relations Committee and African Affairs subcommittee

-Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union

- Nabil Fahmy, Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, American University in Cairo

55 minutes

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Sat 26 Mar 2011 18:05 GMT