Hosted by Robert Farley, Matthew Duss and Natalie Sambhi, Foreign Entanglements brings together people with contrasting views on America’s role in the world.
On Foreign Entanglements, Jamie makes the case for bombing Iran’s regime out of existence. Some key questions are considered: Do Iranians support their country’s nuclear program? Would Iranians favor an attack on their own country? Are Iranians pro-American? Matt concludes by arguing that Obama’s just not that into war with Iran.
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Heather talk about the tightening of sanctions on Iran, including the domestic repercussions in both countries. They also discuss the situation in Syria: Rob has doubts about airpower, and Heather and Rob work through some of the problems with the Responsibility to Protect. Plus, a mini-review of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
On Foreign Entanglements, Matt talks with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross about foreign policy in the State of the Union. Will America miss the boat on the Arab Spring? Is Obama’s triumphalism over Al Qaeda premature? Also, the simmering crisis in the Strait of Hormuz and Daveed’s foreign policy trends to watch over the next decade.
Rob and Matt introduce their new show, Foreign Entanglements, and ask for advice from the audience. They discuss the current status of US-Iranian-Israeli tensions, ponder whether Netanyahu is working for a Romney presidency, and give a brief requiem for Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign in the course of debating whether the GOP primary lacks excitement.