Iraq, the Middle East, Nigeria and Mexico

In this week’s podcast: We look at Obama’s Oval Office address marking the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and to his White House dinner to mark the beginning of a new round of Middle East talks. We hear from the FT’s west Africa correspondent about the preparations for the presidential elections in the Niger Delta and we look at the brutal violence unleashed in Mexico by the country’s war on drugs.

Presented by Gideon Rachman with the FT’s international affairs editor David Gardner, Middle East and Africa news editor, David Blair and Latin America editor John Paul Rathbone.

Down the line: Tom O’Sullivan interviews the FT’s west Africa correspondent Tom Burgis in Bayelsa.

Produced by LJ Filotrani