Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR’s Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the first and second Gulf Wars, Scowcroft warns of mission creep in coalition efforts in Libya.
Pending indictments in a UN tribunal could link Hezbollah and Syria to the death of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Lebanon expert Michael Young says all sides, including Saudi Arabia and the U.S., are scrambling to deal with the impact of the findings.
The State Department will likely push for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to be prosecuted under all available statutes, including the Espionage Act, says CFR’s John Bellinger, who notes the recent releases harmed sources and foreign relations.