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Ferdinand Marcos and John Lindsay Foster U.S.-Philippines Ties, 1966

Monday, November 12, 2012

WNYC
Philippine dictator hailed at City Hall.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

21st Century Dictatorships

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

William Dobson, politics and foreign affairs editor at Slate and the author of The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, looks at how both world dictatorships and their opponents are adapting to technological advances.

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The Takeaway

What Does It Take for a Dictator to Surrender?

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Rebels in Libya continue to struggle with each other over who will control the country, and with Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists, who rejected their offer for the missing leader to surrender. Meanwhile, nearly two weeks over rebels took over Tripoli, Gadhafi remains separated from his wife and two children, who fled to Algeria earlier this week. What will it take for Gadhafi to step down?

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The Takeaway

Who Defends Accused War Criminals?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Over the past few months, throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, there have been countless testimonies about the human rights abuses committed by dictators clinging to power. Protesters in Egypt and Libya have struggled to draw international attention to abuses of power in their countries by leaders Hosni Mubarak and Moammar Gadhafi. In Ivory Coast, human rights observers warned of a possible genocide as hundreds were killed during Laurent Gbagbo's final weeks in power. But what happens to the leaders after they're ousted? And what's the role today of the International Criminal Court in pursuing these cases? 

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The Takeaway

Can Egypt Recoup Mubarak's Fortune?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dictators and Dough: Where does all the money go – and is there any way of getting it back? Coming up on The Takeaway, tax haven expert Nicholas Shaxson explains whether Egypt has any chance of putting its hands on Hosni Mubarak’s assets.

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