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22 August 2014

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Heather Hurlburt (Human Rights First) and Daniel Drezner (PostEverything, The System Worked)

On the premiere of Drezburt, Heather and Dan preview foreign policy at the State of the Union address. They debate whether Obama has failed to make free trade a priority, or whether Congressional obstruction is to blame. Heather praises Democrats for largely holding the line against new Iran sanctions. Next, they discuss the World Economic Forum in Davos, which Dan says has gone “beyond caricature.” What is revealed by the massive gender imbalance at Davos? Moving to the crisis in Ukraine, they consider whether the country could splinter. Plus: Why Syria became a catastrophe but Tunisia did not.

Recorded:Jan 27    Posted:Jan 27, 2014
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Drezburt | Jan 27, 2014 | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner

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