Top economist Jeffrey Sachs says US foreign policy in Syria and Libya has been a "disaster".

Sachs, who also advised former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders, tells Mehdi Hasan that US policies have "instigated war" in both countries.

"War is different from repression", the economist adds.

Sachs also says major world powers that are seen as enemies have a "common interest in creating stability" and defeating ISIL in Syria.

Watch more from Mehdi Hasan's interview with Jeffrey Sachs in which they discuss the US presidential election, here

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Source: Al Jazeera