22 December 2014

Sanctions don’t lead to regime change

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss why American isolation of Cuba was never going to get rid of the Castros. Plus: Screen The Interview at the White House? Play entire video

Ben Carson, clown cars, and the death of experience

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Republican primary. Plus: Why Elizabeth Warren is the only threat to Hillary Clinton   Play entire video

What does Putin think of Obama’s opening to Cuba?

Robert Wright speaks with Russia expert Steven Sestanovich. Plus: Will Russia’s economic crisis be contagious?   Play entire video

Will Cuba follow China’s path?

Robert Farley and Gregory Weeks weigh whether Cuba will move toward a market economy. Plus: How has the Cuban embargo lasted for so long?   Play entire video

Bipartisan ≠ good

Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss reject conventional wisdom about legislation supported by both parties. Plus: Everybody (in the Senate) hates Ted Cruz.   Play entire video

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Why is San Francisco so expensive, and Ohio so cheap?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kriston Capps discuss a new report on housing affordability. Plus: Supertall Manhattan skyscrapers for the global superrich   Play entire video

Why cops should welcome body cams

Kevin Glass and Robby Soave discuss. Plus: Eric Garner and the Tea Party.   Play entire video

The New Republic and Citizen Kane

Robert Wright and Jeet Heer present a Marxist reading of the New Republic imbroglio. Plus: Race, Stephen Glass, and The New Republic.   Play entire video

Twin narratives of dispossession and exile

Sarah Posner speaks with Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Jerusalem and author of Intimate Enemies, about parallels between Israeli and Palestinian experience. Plus: Living in a seething Jerusalem.   Play entire video

Staying sane in an Iranian prison

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Sarah Shourd, one of the three American hikers imprisoned by Iran in 2009, describes the 410 days she spent in solitary confinement.   Play entire video

Serial, The Wire, and the CIA torture report

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Lindsay Beyerstein discuss systemic failures. Plus: Did Serial withhold key information for fear of libel?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

The fantasy of an “undivided Jerusalem”

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In a live interview, Robert Wright talks to Israeli activist Daniel Seidemann about Jerusalem, East and West. Plus: How the Temple Mount became a flashpoint.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Back to the Empire

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Kelsey Atherton applauds the grittiness in the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Plus: The killer robots are coming!   Play entire video


Why Democratic dissension is increasing

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze why Democrats’ party unity is starting to fracture. Plus: How should the media treat rape allegations?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The stigma of mental illness in sports

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Daniel Strauss and Mina Kimes discuss. Plus: Is college football on the way out?   Play entire video