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Tuesday 8:00-8:40pm, 20 August - 17 September
Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Pervez Musharraf, Kofi Annan, Shimon Peres

The inside story behind the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

You can read the un-edited transcripts of the interviews used in the programme by following the links below.

U.S.

Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor
Richard Armitage, US Deputy Secretary of State
John Bolton, Secretary of State
Richard Haass, Ambassador
Chris Ross, Ambassador
Douglas Feith, Under Secretary, Defense Department

Britain:

Prime Minister Tony Blair
Alastair Campbell, Communications Director at No 10
Jeremy Greenstock, British Ambassador at the UN and chair of the anti terrorism committee
Christopher Meyer, British Ambassador to US
Lord Levy, Envoy to the Middle East
Charles Powell, Envoy to Syria

Pakistan:

General Pervez Musharraf, President
Moeen Afzal, Secretary General of Finance

United Nations:

Kofi Annan, Secretary General

NATO:

Lord Robertson, Secretary General

European Union:

Christopher Patten, External Affairs Commissioner

Saudi Arabia:

Adel al Jubeir

Egypt:

Ahmed Maher, Foreign Minister

Palestinian Authority:

Nabil Sha'ath, Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Palestinian Authority

Israel:

Dore Gold, Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister

Germany:

Michael Steiner, former adviser to Shroeder

Jordan:

King Abdullah



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Edward Stourton
Edward Stourton was born in Lagos, Nigeria in November 1957. Educated first at Ampleforth College and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, he took a degree in English Literature before joining ITN as a graduate trainee in 1979.

He was a founder member of Channel 4 News in 1982, working as a scriptwriter but adding producer, duty home news editor and chief sub-editor to his duties.

1n 1988 Stourton joined the BBC as Paris correspondent. In 1990 he returned to ITN as diplomatic editor.

In 1993 he returned to the BBC to the One O'Clock News, which he presented for six years. He has also presented editions of Correspondent, Assignment and Panorama, and the phone-in programme Call Ed Stourton on Radio 4. His current affairs work for Radio 4 includes the series The Violence Files, Asia Gold and Global Shakeout. Asia Gold won the Sony Gold for current affairs in 1997.

In 1997 he presented Absolute Truth, a landmark, four-part series for BBC2 on the modern Catholic Church and wrote a book to accompany the series.

In January 1999 he joined the presentation team on the Today Programme.

He won the the Amnesty Award for best television documentary in 2001.

Earlier this year he presented the six part series In the Footsteps of St. Paul for Radio 4 and is a regular presenter of the Radio 4 religious and ethical news programme Sunday.

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