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Youssef Amrani, Morocco’s deputy foreign minister, sits down with host Carol Castiel to preview the objectives of scheduled strategic discussions between his country and the United States, which will include talks about Syria, Mali and the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate. Morocco currently hosts a “Friends of Syria” meeting in Marrakesh. J. Peter Pham joins Carol in the second half to offer observations and analysis about Morocco’s political transition and role in the region.

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