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Patrick Tyler

Isabel Hilton talks to veteran New York Times journalist Patrick Tyler about his career reporting from the Middle East, and the changing role America has played in the region.

Isabel Hilton talks to veteran US journalist Patrick Tyler about his career reporting from the Middle East, and the changing role America has played in the region over the last four decades. As chief correspondent for The New York Times, Tyler reported from Baghdad on the first Gulf War and covered the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. His book A World of Trouble compares the last ten US administrations and their different relationships with the Middle East. Drawing on years of first-hand experience both close to the circle of power in Washington and on the ground, Tyler charts the emergence of the region as a focus of American national interests and a source of global terrorism.

Plus the first critical reaction to the opening of a new exhibition at the British Museum about the Iranian ruler Shah 'Abbas, which includes exhibits never before seen outside the Islamic Republic.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Feb 2009 21:15

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