US president says world will be better off with Gaddafi out of power, but removing him by force would be a mistake.
Why are Western nations so keen to intervene in Libya and why are they not coming to the aid of other Arabs facing similar violence?
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Washington claims the situation in Libya is “unique” and military action was needed to avert a massacre that could have changed the course of popular uprisings across the Arab world.
Yet, critics accuse the US and other Western governments of hypocrisy and inconsistency.
On Tuesday’s Riz Khan, we speak with a man described as the “father of peace studies,” Professor Johan Galtung; Itamar Rabinovich, the former Israeli ambassador to the US who also served as Israel’s chief negotiator with Syria; and Mark Perry, a foreign policy analyst.
You can join the conversation. Watch the show live on Tuesday, March 29, at 1930GMT. Repeats will air the next day at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.