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Middle East's First Female Photo Collective Focuses on Gender

Monday, April 27, 2015

The first all-women's Middle Eastern art collective has a touring photography exhibit that puts gender in the foreground. 
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The Takeaway

A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Arab Spring For Women

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Egyptian American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy argues for full equal rights for women in the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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The Takeaway

Point of No Return: Top Iran Negotiator Says Nuke Deal Will Happen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West have been going on for over 12 years. A decade ago, Seyed Hossein Mousavian sat at the negotiating table on behalf of Iran.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Evolution of ISIS

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two of America’s leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of the Islamic State—and how we can fight it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Realpolitik in the Middle East

Monday, March 30, 2015

Between ISIS, Yemen and Iran, Pres. Obama has his hands full of conflicting interests in the Middle East. Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses the president's political strategy in the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bowe Bergdahl; Manhattan Boro President; Child Free by Choice

Monday, March 30, 2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses her proposal to protect small storefront businesses; the decision not to have children; a look at the Bowe Bergdahl case.

The Takeaway

Yemen: A Mess Gets Messier

Friday, March 27, 2015

With U.S. forces absent from Yemen, one of the world's leading Yemen experts says it will weaken the local fight against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

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The Takeaway

As Yemen Unravels, Saudi-Led Coalition Moves In

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yemen's leader has fled, and the nation's defense minister was arrested. Amidst the chaos, Saudi Arabia is hitting back. Here's what the crisis means for a region beset by instability.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU Professor and Journalist Barred from Investigating NYU Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NYU Professor Andrew Ross and the lawyer and journalist Sean O'Driscoll talk about their experiences trying to investigate human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.

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The Takeaway

The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding ISIS, To Learn How to Defeat It

Monday, February 23, 2015

Graeme Wood, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, discusses the motivations and strategic goals of ISIS.

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On The Media

After Chapel Hill Shooting, Calls of Bias from Middle East

Friday, February 20, 2015

Journalist Rana Sweis on how American media coverage of the Chapel Hill shooting has sparked fierce debate in the Middle East.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Unrest From Cairo to Jerusalem

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New York Times correspondents in Cairo and Jerusalem, along with The Forward's editor-in-chief, discuss the two dominant stories out of their respective bureaus this week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie & Common Core; Neuroscience Pioneer & Oscar Docs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Governor Christie's Common Core change of heart; violence roils Egypt and Libya; why have kids?; neuroscience pioneer Michael Gazzaniga and documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy.

The Takeaway

Brutal ISIS Execution Triggers Backlash

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

After a Jordanian pilot was burned to death by ISIS, Jordan responded rapidly by executing two prisoners. The Islamic State's latest casualty has consequences beyond the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Revenge Porn, a Device Detox, and The Super Bowl

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores an effort to fight against revenge porn, we look at the new "Bored & Brilliant" challenge, and we hear from football fans in Seattle and Boston.

The Takeaway

The Complicated Legacy of King Abdullah

Friday, January 23, 2015

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died Friday at the age of 90. He leaves behind a complicated legacy during a period of uncertainty for the Middle East.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two Unlikely Revolutionaries In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In January 2011, a group of strangers sparked a revolution in Cairo. 

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