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David Sanger

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, November 23, 2009

David Sanger of The NYT talks about the Senate's healthcare vote and calls for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, November 16, 2009

David Sanger of The New York Times talks about what Barack Obama hopes to tackle abroad, and what's on tap for the president when he gets back.

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Afghan Troop Announcement Imminent

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As America marks Veterans Day, President Obama is reportedly considering four options for increasing troop levels in Afghanistan, which he will review during a meeting with his national security team today.  David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, writes in today's paper that three of the options before the president range from the deployment of 20,000 troops to the 40,000 recommended by General Stanley McChrystal.  The White House declined to specify an exact troop level associated with the fourth option, which has reportedly been added in the last couple of days.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, November 09, 2009

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger of The New York Times discusses the Senate's healthcare plan, and Obama's meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, November 02, 2009

Today, Hamid Karzai was declared President for a second term in Afghanistan.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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