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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Daniel Trombly (Slouching Towards Columbia)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Dan discuss whether Assad can survive in Syria. Could the existence of the International Criminal Court be prolonging the conflict? Rob asks Dan how the Syrian army lost control of the country, and they discuss the government’s use of ballistic missile strikes. Would partitioning the country be a realistic option? Moving to domestic politics, they consider what doomed Susan Rice’s bid to be Secretary of State, evaluate the potential nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, and conclude with the possibility of Secretary of State John Kerry.

Recorded:Dec 18    Posted:Dec 19, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Dec 19, 2012 | Robert Farley & Daniel Trombly

Foreign Entanglements

The theology of ISIS

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Robert Farley and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discuss Graeme Wood’s controversial article on ISIS’s motivations.   Play entire video

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The Wright Show

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The Glenn Show

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Glenn Loury and Brink Lindsey discuss the future of innovation. Plus: Are we running out of innovation?   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

The “Is Obama a Christian?” question

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Woodruff & Strauss

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Culturally Determined

The trouble with mocking Obama

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Daniel Strauss and Rebecca Berg discuss Jeb Bush’s speech on foreign policy—and his unusual speaking style. Plus: Is Cruz getting ready to run?   Play entire video