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The Leonard Lopate Show

Untangling the Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War

Friday, October 31, 2014

Reese Erlich gives spoke to rebel leaders and President Bashar al-Assad to sort through this critical power struggle and explains why it matters for the United States and the world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Behind the Scenes: In Syria, in the Film 'Nightcrawler'

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the complex power dynamics behind the Syrian civil war. Dan and Tony Gilroy on “Nightcrawler.” Margarita Carrillo Arronte talks about Mexican home cooking. Please Explain.

The Takeaway

Kobani and The Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ISIS has released a video claiming that it will soon overtake the Kurdish town of Kobani, a pivotal point for the American campaign.

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The Takeaway

Here's Some News to Make You Feel Better

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new website uses historical data and graphical analysis to show us that despite the news, we really are better off. 

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The Takeaway

America & The Growing Trade in Syria's Looted Art

Friday, October 17, 2014

An antiquities expert argues that the U.S. should restrict imports of Syrian antiquities to reduce the looting that’s funding both the Assad regime and ISIS.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Turkey's role in the war against Isis

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Turkey's role in the war against Isis

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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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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

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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ISIS Surrounds Syrian Town Near Turkish Border

Monday, October 06, 2014

Despite U.S. and allied air strikes, ISIS continued to advance over the weekend surrounding the Kurdish town of Kobani, Syria - very close to the Turkish border.

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PRI's The World

Syrian activists worry they won't be the ones who gain from US airstrikes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Although the US military has the militants of ISIS in its crosshairs, it's not clear who will step in to fill any territory they may leave behind. Some activists worry that, despite finally receiving direct US intervention, the Syrian opposition will still fall short in the wake of airstrikes.

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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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PRI's The World

These young men risk their lives to save others in Syria

Monday, September 22, 2014

While a lot of news out of Syria is mainly about death and destruction, one writer found a more positive story on his trip there. He spent a week shadowing a team of first responders who have made it their mission to stay and save lives.

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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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The Takeaway

Senate Votes to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate approved a measure to keep the U.S. government operating. Within the bill was a key amendment to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Humanitarian Help Across the Globe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As the world debates military action and political positioning, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to suffer -- particularly women and girls.

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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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