Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

Two Brave Journalists In Afghanistan

Friday, April 04, 2014

The two Associated Press journalists shot in Afghanistan shared a gift for finding the humanity in war zones. Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed, and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded.


The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.


Crimea: What's Next?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Now that Crimea has voted in favor of union with Russia, it's up to Moscow to decide on annexation of the territory. Here's a look at the choices facing the major players in the Crimea crisis.


What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.


What If Ukraine Still Had Nuclear Weapons?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons two decades ago when Russia and the U.S. pledged to respect its sovereignty. Amid the current crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians now say that was a mistake.


Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Russia has faced few repercussions for its intervention in Crimea and President Vladimir Putin has not revealed his larger intentions in Ukraine.


Ukraine: From Breadbasket To Basket Case

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.


The World According To Vladimir Putin

Friday, February 21, 2014

Russia's leader believes Moscow must play a central role in global affairs, from ex-Soviet republics like Ukraine to Syria in the Middle East. His positions put him in regular conflict with the U.S.


Why Can't The Former Soviet Republics Figure Out Democracy?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ukraine is the latest bloody example of an ex-Soviet republic unable to build a stable political system. Despite more than 20 years of independence, most of these countries still face autocratic rule.


Report: Syrian Government Has Demolished Entire Neighborhoods

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Human Rights Watch says neighborhoods in the capital, Damascus, and the city of Hama were targeted by the government because they were opposition strongholds.


What's At Stake In The Syrian Peace Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the Syrian civil war still raging, a peace conference opens in Switzerland that will include some but not all of the factions involved in the fighting. A breakthrough looks like a long shot.


Three Years After Uprisings, Arab States Take Different Paths

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tunisians were celebrating this week. Egyptians were voting on a new constitution. Syrians are hoping peace talks can end their civil war. Several Arab Spring nations are now working through key events that will shape the road ahead.


A Feud That Lasted A Lifetime: Ariel Sharon Vs. Yasser Arafat

Saturday, January 11, 2014

From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals. The two played major roles in shaping events, yet the enduring conflict has now outlasted both of them.


As The World Watches, Mandela Is Buried In His Humble Village

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Under a sunny African sky, Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday on a hill overlooking his beloved boyhood village. Members of his clan, national leaders and a global audience bid farewell to the man who transformed his country and became one of the world's most revered figures.


Africa Wanders From Mandela's Path To Democracy

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mandela showed the way as African states began to democratize in the 1990s. Today, African countries are holding elections with greater regularity than ever before, but it's still relatively rare for power to change hands at the ballot box.


Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Says He Had Schizophrenic Episode

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.


As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

South Africans are paying their respects at a hilltop amphitheater in Pretoria, the spot where Mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps millions, are expected to come over the next three days.


Honoring Mandela, In Gestures Large And Small

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

South Africans paused Tuesday to bid farewell to the country's first black president, but there was nothing somber about it. They sang and shouted and ululated, with some making themselves hoarse even before a memorial service at the country's biggest stadium.


Now Praised By Presidents, Mandela Wasn't Always Admired In The U.S.

Monday, December 09, 2013

During the Cold War, successive U.S. leaders supported the white South African government because it staunchly opposed communism. Mandela's African National Congress, meanwhile, had many ties to the Soviet Union and viewed it as more sympathetic to their cause than the U.S. and other Western countries.


Nelson Mandela And The Virtue Of Compromise

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Most revolutionary political figures consider compromise a dirty word and a sign of weakness. Yet Mandela consistently preached pragmatism, and many of his defining moments involved acts of flexibility, reconciliation and magnanimity.