Does Britain have enough influence to broker peace
in the Middle East? [Reuters]
Britain is planning a diplomatic surge to counter 'extremism' in the Middle East and South Asia.

David Miliband, the British foreign secretary, announced a deeper engagement in conflict-prevention and resolution this week.

This announcement coincided with a survey conducted recently which concluded that six out of 10 Arabs no longer feel Britain has sufficient credibility to be a major player in the Middle East.

Inside Story looks at the British role in the Middle East and asks whether this recent initiative is part of a bold international approach or merely an attempt to save face.

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