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Syria Dominates G-8 Talks


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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013.
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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013.

After the first day of the G-8 summit meeting in Northern Ireland, topics like tax evasion, transparency and a U.S.-European Union bilateral trade agreement seemed largely overshadowed by talks of the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin's dismissal of President Obama's call to support Syrian rebels has created a rift between Russia and the seven other members of the summit.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin"
  • John Aglionby, reporter for The Financial Times Limited

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