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Foreign Policy and the Presidential Debate


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Lebanese men block a road leading to the airport in Beirut to protest against the assasination of top intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan in a blast on October 19, 2012.
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Lebanese men block a road leading to the airport in Beirut to protest against the assasination of top intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan in a blast on October 19, 2012.

The assassination of Lebanon's top security chief with a car bomb on Friday triggered gun battles and protests in the streets. General Wissam al-Hassan was an opponent of the Syrian regime, and his murder is being called the most significant political killing in Lebanon since 2005. What ripple effects will this have in the Middle East? We discuss the future of the region, and how this assassination may shape Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Joel Brinkley, visiting professor in journalism at Stanford University and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times

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