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The Takeaway

Turkey's Reluctant Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Domestic politics and a 40-year long conflict with Kurdish separatists have complicated Turkey's relationship with longtime allies.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Uses Water As a Weapon in Iraq

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Islamic State is targeting Iraq's water resources as it fights to take control of the country, flooding some citizens out of their homes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Retired General Wesley Clark on the Pitfalls of Wartime Decisions

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Retired General Wesley K. Clark says that making decisions in the midst of war and conflict is a poor substitute for the country's long-term strategic vision.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Makes Swift Advance on Turkish Border Town

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Turkey has said their forces will not get more deeply involved in the conflict—a position that's frustrating many in Washington.

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The Takeaway

After Battlefield, Vet Finds Hope on Football Fields

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Daniel Rodriguez is an Iraq and Afghan war veteran first, and a collegiate football player second.

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The Takeaway

Report: ISIS Weaponry Originated in U.S., China

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A new report finds that a majority of ISIS's ammunition originated in the U.S., China and Russia -- raising questions about the U.S. strategy against ISIS.

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FT Big Read

Under fire: the Iraqi army vs Isis

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Under fire: the Iraqi army vs Isis

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PRI's The World

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.

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The Takeaway

Armitage on ISIS: 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Richard Armitage has witnessed many foreign threats in his diplomatic career. He says that when it comes to fighting ISIS, the U.S. needs to slow down and "take a deep breath."

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The Takeaway

World Acts Together to Face Down ISIS

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to require countries to block the movements of would-be terrorists within their borders. But how will this measure be implemented?

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PRI's The World

The many reasons why ISIS will be hard to dislodge in Syria

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ISIS is the most well-know Islamist group in Syria, but it faces a wide range of competition from al-Qaeda and other groups. Yet ISIS still seems well-prepared to stick it out against other militants — and even survive US-led airstrikes for the foreseeable future.

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The Takeaway

Actor and Marine Benjamin Busch Returns to Iraq

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In 2003, actor Benjamin Busch was a Marine Corps officer assigned to serve as the provisional military mayor of a small Iraqi town. Ten years later, he returns to find it changed.

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PRI's The World

Turkey's hostage problem is over, but it might stay on the sidelines versus ISIS

Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey is celebrating the release of 46 hostages by the Islamic State movement. But Turkey still seems unlikely to be able to give its full support to the US alliance against the militants.

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PRI's The World

ISIS? ISIL? The Islamic State? We really still can't decide?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Governments and news outlets still can't seem to agree on what to call the militants who've named themselves the Islamic State, and now the French government is using yet another term: Daesh, an Arabic acronym. But why can't we figure out what to call these guys?

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The Takeaway

ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Isis and the new war in Iraq

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Isis and the new war in Iraq

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PRI's The World

Thousands of young Christian Iraqis have joined the fight against ISIS — but few have faith it will help

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In recent months, Iraqi Christians have been displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Christian leaders in northern Iraq are calling upon young Christian men fight alongside the Peshmerga and Iraqi army against ISIS. While thousands are heeding the call, most remain skeptical.

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PRI's The World

Muslim leaders in Scotland say ISIS has 'no right to call itself Islamic'

Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the weekend, the militant group ISIS posted a video showing another beheading. This time, it was of a Scottish aid worker. Muslim leaders in Scotland have banded together to reject the group's claim to Islam. Terrorism, they say, twists their religion's teachings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How To Build A Coalition Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Secretary Kerry says that "every single aspect of the president's strategy.. has been offered by one country or multiple countries." So how exactly is the anti-ISIS coalition forming?

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PRI's The World

The US is having problems building a coalition to fight ISIS

Friday, September 12, 2014

The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.

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