Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

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.


Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder of Yelp

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Jeremy Stoppelman, the co-founder and CEO of Yelp. Harris also speaks with Marc Decosta, co-founder of Enigma, a company that makes public data understandable.


Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.


How Far Will President Obama Go?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The president has spent most of his tenure scaling back the U.S. military role in the Middle East. Now he appears poised to broaden an operation that will bring with it substantial risks.


Can NATO Find A Way To Contain Russia?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine is exactly the type of confrontation that NATO wanted to preempt by expanding eastward over the past two decades. Yet Russia still views NATO as a threat.


America's Middle East Scorecard: Many Interventions, Few Successes

Monday, August 25, 2014

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?


This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern Iraq

Friday, August 08, 2014

The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.


The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Friday, July 25, 2014

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.


What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.


Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

Friday, July 18, 2014

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.


A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.


What's A Caliphate?

Monday, June 30, 2014

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.


What's Next For Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.


In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was created just last year, but it has seized many towns and cities in both countries. Here's an animated map showing its gains since the start of 2013.


How To Survive, And Thrive, After 5 Years As A Hostage

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joe Cicippio belongs to a very small club of Americans who were held by Islamic radicals for years and lived to tell about it. Here's how he coped as a hostage in Beirut and then rebuilt his life.


More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counter-terrorism rather than large-scale military operations.


Popes In The Holy Land: After 2,000 Years, A New Tradition

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pope Francis becomes one of the few pontiffs who have visited the birthplace of Christianity when he makes a three-day journey to the Holy Land where he will reach out to other faiths as well.


Why Does Thailand Have So Many Coups?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. This week's coup was the 12th since 1932.