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An Epic Debate on Ukraine and US Foreign Policy (Robert Wright & Fred Kaplan)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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2:17 Why are so many people (including Fred) down on John Mearsheimer?
15:21 Bob: Explaining bad behavior is not the same as justifying it
30:16 How the US eroded international law—and why it matters
44:16 Did US policy make Russia’s invasion of Ukraine more likely?
58:06 NATO’s role in Ukraine before the invasion
1:21:31 How would the US respond to a China-Mexico military alliance?
1:34:08 Henry Kissinger’s peace proposal
1:42:38 Impediments to productive debate on US foreign policy

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Fred Kaplan (Slate, Dark Territory). Recorded January 5, 2023.

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