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The Takeaway

Life Inside a City Under Siege by ISIS

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, faces water shortages, no electricity and daily bombardment by ISIS mortars. Vice News looks at how the city of 200,000 is fighting back. 

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The Takeaway

Looking Beyond Sectarian Divides in Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent sectarian attacks near the Iraqi city of Tikrit suggest that Sunni and Shiite loyalties are playing an outsized role in Iraq.  But focusing on sectarian violence is limiting.

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The Takeaway

Iran's Role in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Iranian allied, Shiite militiamen are fighting ISIS in Tikrit alongside the Iraqi Army. Is Iran trying to inflame sectarian tensions?

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The Takeaway

Iraqi Military Moves to Reclaim City from ISIS

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Iraqi military began a large scale operation on Monday to retake the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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The Takeaway

U.S. and Iraqi Forces Plan to Seize City from ISIS

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Iraq's second largest city is under control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. What would an operation to re-take the city look like? Could it make life in Mosul even worse?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shiite Militias Might Be Using U.S. Weapons, and Some Commit Atrocities

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shiite militias backing the new Iraqi government have been accused of human rights violations, including kidnapping, and beheading, Sunnis.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How strong is the Islamic State?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How strong is the Islamic State?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Capturing Conflict Is What She Does

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lynsey Addario has worked as a photojournalist around the world, documenting insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, burned villages in Darfur, and violence against women in the Congo. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When Military Theories Meet Practice

Monday, February 16, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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The Takeaway

After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chaos in Yemen, Fighting ISIS in Mosul

Monday, January 26, 2015

A militia in Yemen has taken over parts of the capital, Sanaa. In Iraq, US and Iraqi forces are preparing to retake Mosul there. We discuss the uncertainty in both areas.

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The Takeaway

With the U.S. Gone, Iran Gains New Control in Iraq

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People on the ground in Iraq say that Iran is overshadowing the U.S., playing a more significant and strategic role in every aspect of society.

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The Takeaway

The Rise of ISIS Amid A Year Of Foreign Policy Challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shadi Hamid, author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," looks back at the foreign policy events that changed the world in 2014 

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Radiolab

Worth

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We’ve gathered a handful of stories that show how every time we think we’ve settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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FT Big Read

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

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The Takeaway

A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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