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David Sanger

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, October 26, 2009

This week, President Obama will meet with his national security team twice in the White House to discuss troop levels in Afghanistan. Also in Washington this week, the Senate is debating a bill aimed at reducing pollution caused by global warming.

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, October 19, 2009

World powers meet today in Vienna to finalize a tentative deal with Iran that would move most of its uranium out of the country for processing. The Iranian government recently agreed to allow inspections of its newly disclosed nuclear enrichment facility. The Vienna talks preceed a visit planned for October 25.

Date Set for IAEA to Inspect Iran's New Nuke Facility

Monday, October 05, 2009

The director of the U.N. nuclear agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, says that Iran has set a date for inspectors to visit that country's newly revealed uranium enrichment plant, outside the city of Qom. That news comes as a relief to some analysts.

But a leaked report by the agency says that Iran possesses the data to make a nuclear weapon. Is Iran finally playing ball with the U.N., or is it just telling them what it wants to hear? We ask David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, for answers.


Iran's War Games: Iranian-Americans Respond

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iran continued its recent run of provocative acts by testing its longest-range missiles on Monday. That came only one day after it tested short-range missiles, and a few days after it came clean about a second uranium enrichment facility it has been secretly building. We look at what America’s priorities should be in light of these events with The New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger and three Iranian-Americans: Iraj Mirshahi, Sunshine Royanian Ludder and Rudi Bakhtiar.

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David Sanger on Iran and Afghanistan

Monday, September 28, 2009

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, discusses the Obama administration’s foreign policy with regards to Iran and Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan: How to Measure the Mission's Success

Friday, August 07, 2009

Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in a U.S. drone attack. While it's not the first time reports of his death have surfaced, the Taliban has confirmed his death. Mehsud is known as Pakistan's most wanted man and has been suspected in the killing of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Does his death mean that the U.S. is closer to success in its mission to rout the Taliban out of Afghanistan and Pakistan? As the American military comes to full strength in the Afghan surge, the Obama administration’s national security team is struggling to come up with specific measurements of progress. David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and he's writing about the administration attempt to set benchmarks for success in Afghanistan.

Also joining the conversation is Andrew Exum, a fellow with the Center for a New American Security. He served two tours as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He is just back from Afghanistan where he was part of a team of independent analysts whose report is expected to help define the U.S. mission in Afghanistan going forward.

We also speak with retired Colonel Paul Hughes, who is senior program officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2003 he served as the director of the Strategic Policy Office for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. He believes that the fates of the missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan are completely intertwined and must be closely coordinated.

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How Bill Clinton Did It: A Guessing Game

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Yesterday former President Bill Clinton embarked on a surprise mission to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American journalists imprisoned there. Less than 24 hours later he is returning victorious, with the two women safely aboard his plane. How did he do it? Was the deal pre-cooked? Why did Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, specifically state that Clinton did not carry a private message to Kim il Jong from President Obama? To help us unravel the mystery, The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter David Sanger.

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How Iran's Election Affects the Mideast Peace Process

Monday, June 15, 2009

A hardline anti-Israeli apparently won the election in Iran. Does that strengthen the bargaining position of Israeli president Benjamin Neganyahu, himself a hardliner? Netanyahu finally gave public acceptance to the idea of a Palestinian state. How much more can American diplomats expect from him? Joining The Takeaway from Washington to analyze this latest challenge for the Obama administration is David Sanger. David is the Chief Washington Correspondent and author of “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.” Also joining the discussion is Aaron David Miller, former advisor to the Middle East and the author of “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.”


Rogue Regime: North Korea's Challenge to Obama

Monday, June 08, 2009

North Korea has sentenced two American reporters to 12 years in a labor camp. The country detained the two women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, in March after accusing them of crossing the border illegally and conducting undefined "hostile acts." The sentencing comes amid new reports that North Korea may be planning more missile tests. What is the real threat posed by the rogue regime, and what leverage does the Obama administration have? For more we turn to David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.

For more on the conflict with North Korea, watch the video below.


How Do You Solve A Problem Like North Korea?

Friday, May 29, 2009

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea test fired yet another short range missile today. This would be the sixth missile launch since the North's nuclear test on Monday. Our partner, The New York Times, is reporting this morning that the U.S. may push China to ban North Korean flights through its air space to prevent the transfer and proliferation of nuclear materials. New York Times correspondent David Sanger joins us with a look at the U.S. response to North Korea's rogue behavior. He's also the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.

For more of The Takeaway's coverage of North Korea, click here. For a look at Kim Jung Il, click here.
"The Chinese want to press the North Koreans, but not to the point of collapse."
—New York Times correspondent David Sanger on North Korea


Speak Out Forcefully

Monday, May 04, 2009

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and Sabahat Ashraf, senior a writer/blogger who makes his living as a technical writer in Silicon Valley and covers events in Pakistan, discuss the latest in US-Pakistani relations, and Secretary of State Clinton's charge to the Pakistani diaspora ...

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David Sanger's guide to the G-20

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Our friend David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times and author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, is at the G-20 summit in London. He joins us with a road map of the leaders, the proposed options, the possible outcomes, and his own suggestion for the Presidential ipod.

For more, read his article with Mark Landler, Global Leaders Meeting to Resolve Rift on Economic Plan in today's New York Times.


U.S. loses global popularity contest in face of economic crisis

Friday, February 13, 2009

There are many consequences to the financial crisis, but so far we’ve mostly focused on what will happen to the United States domestically as banks fail and jobs are lost. Now to kick us while we're down, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair stated that the economic crisis is making us unpopular globally, too, and the sinking economy now ranks among the top security threats to the U.S. For what this means for our reputation and our safety, we are joined by David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.

For more of the New York Times' coverage of this issue, read Mark Mazzetti's article, Global Economy Top Threat to U.S., Spy Chief Says, in today's paper.

"Let's face it: This crisis started here. That's just a fact. And we can argue about whether or it started with bad lending in Florida and California or whether it started with bad judgments on Wall Street, but it started here."
— David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, on the global spread of the economic crisis


Washington Week

Monday, February 02, 2009

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and the autor of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), looks at the ongoing debate over the stimulus package, TARP II and other news from Washington.

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Be an Informed Citizen

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Barack Obama has said that transparency will be a key principle of his presidency. Journalist David Sanger explains why he thinks American citizens must be informed in order for our democracy to work…and what he thinks we most need to know about! He’s the author of The Inheritance.

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Bank bailouts hint at nationalization

Monday, January 26, 2009

As the bank bailout effort continues, the Obama administration has to address the question of how far to take the rescue plan. Can you say "bank nationalization''? The Takeaway talks to the New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger to give us an outline for the debate and what taxpayers would get.

For a deeper analysis, read David Sanger's article, Nationalization Gets a New, Serious Look, in today's New York Times.

Want to craft your own economic stimulus plan? Start here.


Congress and the Obama Administration, Day One

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The festivities are over and today the new president and Congress begin the process of working together. President Obama has said that he will collaborate more closely with Congress than his predecessor, and that he will reach out to Republicans. How is that likely to play out as lawmakers grapple with healing the economy and taking on other major challenges like health care reform? The New York Times' David Sanger joins John and Adaora to take a look at the executive/legislative relationship as the Obama Administration gets underway.

For more, read David Sanger's new book The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.

For The Takeaway's idea of what President Obama needs to know on his first day in office, check out our Briefing Book series.


An orderly bankruptcy may be in the works

Friday, December 19, 2008

What is an “orderly” bankruptcy? It's the phrase that the Big Three U.S. automakers were throwing around yesterday with the White House. Apparently it’s one option available to aide GM and Chrysler. White House. The White House confirmed yesterday that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was considering the unusual option to help bail out the auto industry. The Takeaway talks to David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, to explain this new option.

“You don’t want a bridge loan to nowhere.”
— New York Times’ Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger on the potential White House loan to the auto industry


It's beginning to look a lot like nationalization

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Fifteen billion will be a pint of oil in this engine."
— David Sanger on the auto industry

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President-elect Obama's foreign policy shift

Monday, December 01, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to introduce his national security team today. The team is expected to include the current Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state.

Joining us to talk about what these choices mean and what they signal for Obama's national security prioirties is New York Times reporter David Sanger, who wrote the front page article in today's Times, "A Handpicked Team for a Foreign Policy Shift".

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