David Sanger appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Associated Press reports this morning that President Obama will name current CIA director Leon Panetta as the replacement for Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He'd also make General David Patreaeus Panetta's replacement at the CIA. The changes are expected to take effect this summer, after a Senate confirmation. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times speaks with us about this news.
Monday, April 25, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in a recently released trove of Wikileaks documents.
Monday, April 18, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two budget plans and the future for Moammar Gadhafi.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin last week solidified the main objective to end Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's regime. But big questions remain — including where Gadhafi could seek refuge if he left Libya. It turns out that the U.S. and its allies have been hard at work to find a country that will accept Gadhafi — and where he might willingly go.
Monday, April 11, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two plans to reduce the federal deficit, which now stands at more than $14 trillion.
Monday, April 04, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on Yemen's president, U.S. diplomacy and military action in the Middle East, and how economic indicators will come into play in President Obama's re-election campaign.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
President Obama has faced criticism from the left and the right regarding his decision to join coalition forces in enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya. The President addressed those critics last night in a speech to the nation, saying he was committed to keeping American troops off the ground. He also appealed to our morality by saying, “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, dissects Obama's speech in terms of policy and how it might play in the capital.
Monday, March 28, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on President Obama's upcoming speech on U.S. military involvement in Libya and radioactive water at Japan's damaged nuclear plant.
Monday, March 21, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the U.S. and European military operations in the skies over Libya and damaged nuclear reactors at the Japan's Fukushima power plant.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Washington is facing two major foreign policy situations. The U.N. Security Council has voted to act broadly in Libya, imposing a no-fly zone and even leaving open other forms of conflict in order to protect the civilian population. With ten member states voting for the measure and five abstaining, it is an historic move in a complicated region. And in Japan, a dire nuclear threat continues while survivors of last weekend's earthquake and tsunami struggle to find food and shelter. How is Washington tackling these two situations?
Monday, March 14, 2011
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Warships, no-fly-zones, and UN resolutions in the Middle East. Unions, collective bargaining and budget woes in the Mid-West. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, discusses what's on the Obama administation's mind today.
Monday, February 21, 2011
As repressive regimes teeter and fall across the Middle East, the armed forces in these countries are in a consequential position. The Egyptian military quickly realized that President Mubarak’s hold on power was slipping. As protests erupted in Cairo, most of the armed forces refused to open fire on civilian protesters. However, the situation is radically different in Bahrain and Libya. What role are militaries playing in political change in the Middle East and elsewhere?
Monday, February 14, 2011
David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, files "The Washington Report" for WQXR, and is the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. He joins us today to go behind the scenes of Egypt's regime change, and to explain the organization there and the U.S. response.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to hold power in Egypt after his announcement that he would not cede to demonstrators demands that he step down. Instead he decided to hand day-to-day powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman and made vague promises about the Egyptian Constitution.
President Obama watched Mubarak's speech on Air Force One, while returning from a trip to Michigan and seemed to be somewhat caught of guard. What role will the United States take now? A cautious one, says The New York Times, David Sanger.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
President Obama is treading delicately as tumult continues in Egypt. President Mubarak has been an ally of the United States for a long time, but the popular uprising has forced President Obama to come out in support of the protesters without being seen as meddling in the region.
Monday, January 31, 2011
David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, looks at the Washington response to the pro-democracy movement in the Middle East.
Friday, December 24, 2010
A Swiss magistrate has recommended that three members of a family in Switzerland be tried for violating their country’s laws regarding the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons. Magistrate Andreas Muller told The New York Times that a six-year investigation by Swiss authorities showed Friedrich Tinner and his sons, Marco and Urs, were working with Abdul Qadeer Khan, the so-called “father” of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb. The Tinner family had also, according to American officials, worked secretly with the C.I.A. on nuclear issues since 2000. If the Tinners are found guilty, they face up to ten years in prison. But what does their relationship reveal about a black market of nuclear proliferation at work in a country so friendly to the U.S.?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
North Korea seems to have surpassed Iran, in its efforts to develop the advanced technology that produces nuclear material and weapons. According to David Sanger, chief White House correspondent for our partner The New York Times, senior American officials were recently stunned to see that North Korea is far more advanced in its nuclear ambitions than anticipated. The officials visited a new plant at Yongbyon, where North Korea's main nuclear complex sits.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Among the State Department cables leaked on WikiLeaks and analyzed in The New York Times were messages from the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan about the country's nuclear fuel resources. In a cable dating May 27, 2009, Amb. Anne W. Pateron reported her concern over a stockpile of highly enriched uranium, which had been sitting for years near an aging research nuclear reactor in Pakistan. There was enough to build several “dirty bombs” or, in skilled hands, possibly enough for an actual nuclear bomb.
The cables show that underneath public assurances lie deep clashes over strategic goals on issues like Pakistan’s support for the Afghan Taliban and tolerance of Al Qaida.