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21 December 2014

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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution, Temptations of Power)

Shadi details how the US should aid the Syrian rebels, and Bob asks if he’s really ready for all-out war. Bob asks whether intervening wouldn’t mean being on Al Qaeda’s side. Bob and Shadi disagree about the lessons of Libya. They close by discussing which is more naïve—believing that sanctions will topple Assad or believing that military intervention would bring stable peace.

Recorded:May 27    Posted:May 28, 2012
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Worldwise | May 28, 2012 | Robert Wright & Shadi Hamid

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

The DMZ

Ben Carson, clown cars, and the death of experience

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

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Lindsay Beyerstein wonder why Sarah Koenig never explained provocative clips that were teased in the podcast’s first episode.   Play entire video

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner ponder alternative responses to terrorist threats directed against the satirical film.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Will Russia’s economic crisis be contagious?

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Robert Wright and Stephen Sestanovich consider the consequences of the ruble’s crash.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Will Cuba follow China’s path?

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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

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Bipartisan ≠ good

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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

The Wright Show

The fantasy of an “undivided Jerusalem”

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

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Back to the Empire

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