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New World Order

Edward Stourton and guests consider how the 7-year Syrian conflict has shaped geopolitics and the standing of the big players on the world stage.

Edward Stourton and guests consider how the 7-year war has shaped geopolitics in the region and the standing of the big players on the world stage. Did the failure of Kofi Annan's UN peace plan in 2012 mark the beginning of the end of western influence and allow Russia to become the key international player in the Middle East?

Guests:
Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle East Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economic
Louise Fawcett, professor of International Relations at Oxford University
Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman

Researcher: Louise Byrne
Producer: Ben Crighton.

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15 minutes

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Fri 1 Jun 2018 13:45