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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt Now; CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; "5 Broken Cameras"

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Wilson Center's Joshua Stacher discusses Egypt two years after Mubarak's ouster. Plus: the Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom; the latest political news with the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty; and the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras."

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Warnings of Collapse as Egyptian Unrest Spreads

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unrest continues to unfold in Egypt. The mayhem that's broken out on the streets away from the capital in cities like Port Said, is now spilling over into the streets of Cairo. Noel King, a freelance reporter working from Cairo, explains how the current situation is calling into question the stability of the entire country.

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Egypt Boils Over, Again

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

According to the Egyptian Army chief, Egypt is on the verge of collapse. It's a dire and possibly self-serving assessment, but there's no question that unrest in working class industrial cities such as Port Said is growing. Issandr El Amrani, the Cairo-based author of the Arabist blog, explains.

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Morsi Attempts to Quench Egyptian Unrest

Monday, January 28, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pled with opposition leaders in Egypt to help him deal with a new wave of unrest around the country. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in areas along the Suez Canal. David Kirkpatrick is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

Egyptians Protest Ahead of Constitution Vote

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tomorrow, Egyptians will go to the polls once again to vote on a referendum for a draft constitution backed by conservative Islamists. Political unrest has rocked Cairo for weeks, and the fate of Egypt's new constitution remains to be seen. Journalist Issandr El Amrani is the founder and publisher of The Arabist, a blog devoted to Middle East political analysis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Middle East in Turmoil

Monday, December 10, 2012

Leila Hilal, Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, discusses the latest developments in Gaza, Egypt, Syria, and throughout the region.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest From Cairo

Monday, December 03, 2012

A new Islamist Constitution, a Judiciary that refuses to rule on its legitimacy and a President who has made his edicts temporarily above judicial review. The situation in Egypt is convoluted and fluid. Noel King, a radio reporter based in Cairo, gives us the latest on an unstable political situation from the ground.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cause and Effect

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hear how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale could change the energy calculus for the nation. Plus: the latest on tax and spending negotiations in Washington; City Councilman Brad Lander a bill banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants; a new constitution for Egypt and what it means for the region; how telecommunication companies are regulated and why it matters after a natural disaster; and the founder of the Bread and Puppet show on a 50th anniversary performance.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What's next in Egypt following protests against Morsi?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What's next in Egypt following protests against Morsi?

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The Takeaway

Morsi Expands His Own Power, Raising Concern Among Egyptians and Abroad

Monday, November 26, 2012

Less than two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak there is growing fear this week that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi is headed towards an autocratic rule. This comes after a sweeping decree by Morsi to take on new and far-reaching powers. Providing context for the decision are Noel King, freelance reporter in Cairo, Omar Khalifa, who runs Egypt’s Omedia, and P.J. Crowley, a former Department of State spokesperson and current professor at George Washington University.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Responding to Morsi

Monday, November 26, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, talks about the latest moves by Egyptian president Morsi and how the U.S. is responding.

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WNYC News

Egypt's Political Foes Dig in Their Heels

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leader's move to assume near absolute powers, with neither side appearing willing to back down as the stock market plunged amid the fresh turmoil.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

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WNYC News

Clinton Presses On With Israel-Hamas Truce Efforts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The U.S. secretary of state continued Wednesday with efforts to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, after earlier attempts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence.

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The Takeaway

Middle East Peace Negotiations: There and Back Again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As Hamas and other groups in Gaza continue to launch rockets into Israel, and the Israeli Defense Forces bomb Gaza, in turn, it's hard to remember that there have been moments of reconciliation, and promises of peace, between Arabs and Israelis. William Quandt, who helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, and Robert Malley, who worked in President Clinton's National Security Council during the Oslo Accords, both have experience negotiating Middle East peace.

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What's the Likelihood of a Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Freelance reporter Noel King reports from Egypt on the prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Two Revolutions" in Egypt

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wendell Steavenson talks about the paradoxical transition for Egypt’s women after Mubarak’s fall. In her article “Two Revolutions” is in the November 12 issue of The New Yorker, she writes that  women protested alongside in Tahrir Square, yet, “so far, the revolution has not advanced the cause of women and may even endanger it.” There are worries that the Islamist political parties that have dominated the political sphere since the revolution could curb women’s freedoms in an already conservative society.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mohamed Morsi's UN Debut

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Joe Lauria, United Nations correspondent for the Wall Street Journal , talks about Egyptian President Morsi's speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Middle East turmoil and the US response

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Middle East turmoil and the US response

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WNYC News

What to Look for as the 67th UN General Assembly Begins

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

World leaders will take the stage at the United Nations this week and next, for the 67th session of the General Assembly. The session began Tuesday afternoon, but world leaders aren’t expected to flood in until next week to begin discussing several pressing issues

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