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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Carey Cavanaugh (University of Kentucky)

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt talks to Carey about Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans killed in Benghazi. Carey disputes the idea that diplomats get “captured” by their host countries. Matt asks Carey about the impact of the 2011 WikiLeaks cables, and Carey goes on to explain the difficulties of diplomacy in the age of Twitter. Matt asks Carey about his experience establishing the embassy in post-Soviet Georgia, and Carey closes by offering lessons for Libya and Egypt today.

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Recorded:Sep 14    Posted:Sep 16, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Sep 16, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Carey Cavanaugh

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