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Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

A Report Card On Global Cooperation: Decent On Iran, Lousy In Syria

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The international pressure on Iran's nuclear program was one of the rare examples of global cooperation in the past year. On most issues, like the war in Syria, the global community came up short.

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Just Before Deadline, Israel's Netanyahu Forms New Government

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

After six weeks of negotiations, the prime minister forms a government with other conservative parties. But he has the bare minimum for a majority and the coalition is seen as vulnerable to collapse.

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just One Scale

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Al-Qaida Leader In Yemen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ibrahim al-Rubaish was a prominent al-Qaida cleric who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. He had a $5 million bounty on his head.

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Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provide Fuel For Critics

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement with Iran. But he may have harmed his own cause.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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The Iranian Nuclear Talks: It Isn't Just About The Nukes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

President Obama has sought a less hostile relationship with Iran. The nuclear framework agreement points to the possibility of broader cooperation that could reorder the Middle East.

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After A Tough Election, Israel's Netanyahu Looks To Ease Tensions

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.

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How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.

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Netanyahu's Campaign Puts Him On The Path To Confrontation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

If the Israeli leader follows through on his campaign pledges, he could face increased friction with the Palestinians, the Obama administration and the international community.

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Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.

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After Netanyahu's Speech, A Reality Check

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?

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Less Than A Day Old, Bahrain News Channel Is Yanked Off The Air

Monday, February 02, 2015

The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.

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What's Going On In Yemen?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yemen has once again been plunged into chaos as rebels reportedly have taken the presidential palace. The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iran all have an important stake in the troubled country.

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What World Leaders Say, And What They Do

Monday, January 12, 2015

Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?

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From Threats Against Salman Rushdie To Attacks On 'Charlie Hebdo'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.

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A Magazine Staff Is Slaughtered, A French Nightmare Is Realized

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.

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In Latest Sign Of Strain, Lebanon Demands That Syrians Get Visas

Monday, January 05, 2015

The more than 1 million Syrian refugees have placed a tremendous burden on Lebanon, a country of just 4 million people.

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Which World Leader Had The Best And The Worst Year In 2014?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.

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