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

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.

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Recorded:Jan 16    Posted:Jan 17, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Jan 17, 2012 | Robert Farley & Matthew Duss

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