Inside Obama’s White House BBC2, 9pm
Examining how Barack Obama set out to end George Bush’s wars in the Middle East. In Syria, when evidence shows the use of chemical weapons, Obama decides to bomb. But when the British Parliament votes against the intervention, he decides he needs the backing of a reluctant Congress. Foreign Secretary William Hague explains why the British Parliament voted against intervention in 2013. This episode also explores how Obama scored a big win when he negotiated a secret deal to end the nuclear threat from Iran – behind the backs of his closest allies.