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16 January 2018

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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky)

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt reports on his recent trip to Israel, where peace negotiations with the Palestinians have reached a crisis point. Matt and Rob discuss whether Israeli domestic politics will preclude any sort of final deal, and Matt notes that the settlement project has become deeply embedded in the Israeli government. Ripping into a recent WSJ op-ed, Rob argues that sending old American B-52s to Israel would be a bad idea for all involved. They critique Reihan Salam’s column declaring that he is still a neoconservative, and consider what that controversial label means now. They analyze Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the “asshole problem” in international relations. Plus: Geography is for losers!

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Recorded:Apr 10    Posted:Apr 10, 2014
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Foreign Entanglements | Apr 10, 2014 | Matthew Duss & Robert Farley

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