Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


The U.S. And Cuba: A Brief History Of A Complicated Relationship

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The stalemate has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. All that changed on Wednesday.


Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he's staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.


The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.


Israel's Netanyahu Fires Ministers, Calls For Early Election

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The prime minister has more than two years left in his term. But with his coalition fracturing, Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "impossible" to lead a government under the current conditions.


A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


Once Tolerated, Westerners Are Now Targeted By Radical Islamists

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The kidnapping and killing of Westerners isn't a new phenomenon in the Middle East. But the last time around, it stopped after just a few years. This time there's no end in sight.


Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.


As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prices are down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.


6 More Graves Found Near Mexican Town Where 43 Students Vanished

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nineteen graves have now been found near Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Authorities said DNA tests showed that 28 bodies recently discovered in five graves were not those of the students.


The War With No Name

Thursday, October 09, 2014

After two months, the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has not yet dealt a major blow to the Islamic State. And the Pentagon still hasn't come up with a moniker for the operation.


The U.S. Bombing Campaign: Is It War Or Counterterrorism?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warns of a military operation that could last for years.


Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The U.S. urgently needs allies on the ground in Syria. Yet it has given no sign that it's willing to work with Kurdish militias who are already fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.


When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.