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Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

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Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Kurds are now regularly mentioned in the news about the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But who are they, where do they live and why do Americans need to care? Steve Inskeep turns to NPR's Deb Amos to explain this complicated ethnic group.

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A Smuggler Explains How He Helped Fighters Along 'Jihadi Highway'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Thousands of international recruits have crossed into Syria from Turkey to join the Islamic State. A Syrian man who helped smuggle those jihadis in explains how it worked, but says he's stopped now.

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Syrian Rebels Fear Assad Will Benefit From ISIS Airstrikes

Monday, September 29, 2014

The U.S. says it's not coordinating its attacks on ISIS with the Syrian regime. But opponents to Syrian President Bashar Assad worry that he's benefitting from the U.S. air campaign.

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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.

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U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pentagon officials say airstrikes targeted mobile oil refineries being used by militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The group uses the money from the refineries to fund its operations.

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U.S., Allies Hit islamic State Targets In Syria

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Pentagon says Islamic State targets in Syria were pounded using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk sea-based missiles. We examine the regional impact of the strikes on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Multiple crises could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine — just to name a few.

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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Kerry Courts Support For Obama's ISIS Plan In Paris

Monday, September 15, 2014

Leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries met in Paris on Monday to offer a mixed bag of support in the U.S.-led campaign against the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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Islamic State Rule: Municipal Services And Public Beheadings

Friday, September 12, 2014

The militants are running the Syrian city of Raqqa with relative efficiency, residents say. But many object to the ultra-strict rules, the segregation of men and women, and the public executions.

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Mideast Region Reacts To Obama's Speech With Skepticism

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a prime-time speech Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. plans to "take out" the Islamic State "wherever they exist." Signaling a broadening of the American offensive so far.

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ISIS Convenient For Assad's Narrative On Civil War

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad is in the fourth year of a civil war against ISIS and other rebel groups. But some say he's let ISIS flourish so it can overwhelm more moderate, Western-backed rebels.

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New Discovery Finds Much More At Stonehenge Than Meets The Eye

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stonehenge just got a lot bigger. Researchers have discovered evidence of many archaeological features surrounding the ancient stone formation. Robert Siegel talks with professor Vince Gaffney about the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project at Birmingham University.

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.

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Islamist Militants Use Beheading Video To Push Its Agenda

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A video released on Tuesday shows the killing of an American journalist by the Islamic State militant group. The group threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued its offensive in Iraq.

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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.

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U.S. Weighs Its Option Dealing With Islamist Militants

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants. The Islamic State controls parts of Iraq and Syria. How much can the U.S. really accomplish with airstrikes?

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