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    ON THE LINE Mideast Peace: The Road Aheadi
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    March 29, 2013 4:32 PM
    After years of stalled efforts, President Obama's recent trip to the Middle East has once again raised hopes of restarting the peace process. Can we expect a breakthrough? GUESTS Omar Baddar: Political Analyst, Middle East Affairs. Joel Rubin: Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Ploughshares Fund.

    ON THE LINE Mideast Peace: The Road Ahead

    Published March 29, 2013

    After years of stalled efforts, President Obama's recent trip to the Middle East has once again raised hopes of restarting the peace process. Can we expect a breakthrough? GUESTS Omar Baddar: Political Analyst, Middle East Affairs. Joel Rubin: Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Ploughshares Fund.

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