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The Takeaway

Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Emergency Cinema in Syria

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Andrea Holley, deputy director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and Charif Kiwan, producer and spokesperson for the Abounaddara Collective, discusses short films made by citizen-reporters in Syria.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

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New Sounds

A Musical Babel

Monday, June 09, 2014

Unlikely combinations of cultures and traditional musics give a global perspective on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a musical portrayal of an imaginary Syria, "Syriana." It's a London-based ensemble with musicians from Syria and parts of the Near East, featuring the Pan-Arab Strings of Damascus.  There's also music by sax player Uri Gurvich from his forthcoming record, “BabEl,” a mixture of oud  and North African percussion with some saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

 

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Operavore

Damascus Opera Suffers Under Mortar Strikes

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Mortar attacks have become daily occurrence in the Syrian capital of some two million, often killing more people than this attack. But the strike last month against the opera house resonated much more loudly.

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The Takeaway

Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Also on Today's Show: The Chronicle of Philantrhopy released it's lost of the top 50 most generous donors. But do wealthy philanthropists truly know what's best to spur international development? ... and a new humanitarian truce is being negotiated in Syria. With 100,000 people dead and 9.5 million people displaced due to the civil war, can Syria's humanitarian crisis be solved with a political solution?

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

Syria: A Diplomatic Dance & the Music of War

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Is America's approach to Syria failing? Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Syria's future and the Obama administration's agenda. Each morning, Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh asks himself if everything is all right—he asks this of himself, his family and his friends. Yet sometimes there is no answer to that question, as his piece "A Sad Morning Every Morning" shows. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the relationship between war and music.

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The Takeaway

U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' as Syria Drags Its Heels on Chemical Weapons Removal

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Last year, Syria agreed to eliminate its stockpile of chemical weapons, and now the regime's deadline to give up its entire arsenal is looming. To date, Syria has released less than 5 percent of its chemical weapons—and there's evidence that the Syrian regime is deliberately stalling on its agreement for political purposes. Reuter's correspondent Anthony Deutsch has been reporting on the delays in Syria's compliance. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the delays and whether they are politically motivated.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

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The Takeaway

Syria's Peace Talks: A Complicated Patchwork

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Central to the Syrian peace talks is the question of how the international community should deal with President Bashar al-Assad, particularly as the evidence of war crimes continues to mount. Bente Scheller, author of "The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game: Foreign Policy Under the Assads," puts these talks into historical context. Marine Olivesi, a freelance reporter for PRI's The World, explores why the Free Syrian Army is no longer fighting with just Bashar al-Assad.

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The Takeaway

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Syria's Peace Talks: A Complicated Patchwork | NC Leads the Way in Cutting Aid for the Jobless | Can You Really End Homelessness by Simply Providing Homes? | Solving the Puzzle of China, the Web & Wyoming | An Epic Journey Through Time: Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40 | Childhood Amnesia: ...

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Prospects for peace in Syria

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Prospects for peace in Syria

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The Takeaway

Syria: How to Move Forward in 2014

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The past year was pivotal for Syria. As President Bashar al-Assad fought to control the country's future, rebel groups splintered, and the West looked for diplomatic options in an increasingly complicated conflict. Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for the Stimson Center's Middle East Program and project director for the Pathways to Progress: Peace, Prosperity and Change in the Middle East initiative, reflects on the Syrian conflict in 2013 and looks forward to how the U.S. should move forward in 2014. 

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The Takeaway

Assad's Control Strengthens in War-Torn Syria

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In Syria, fighting has claimed 100,000 lives, forced two million refugees to flee their homes and left three million others internally displaced. Joining The Takeaway is Reese Ehrlich, who’s just returned from Damascus as a special correspondent for the Global Post. He’s also the lead author on a series of special reports for the Global Post called In the Land of Cain and Abel.

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The Takeaway

Assad's Control Strengthens in War-Torn Syria | Winter Storms Leave Michigan Dark for Christmas | The Life of a Holiday Hitmaker

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Assad's Control Strengthens in War-Torn Syria | Syria: How to Move Forward in 2014 | Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas | The Life of a Holiday Hitmaker | Sales Decline for Iconic Boeing 'Jumbo Jet' | New Movie Releases: 'Walter Mitty,' 'Grudge Match,' 'Wolf of Wall ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Conflict and Crisis in Syria; Gold; “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”; Antibacterial Soap

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies brings us up-to-date on the civil war in Syria and the humanitarian crisis it’s created, and suggests ways the conflict could be resolved. Matthew Hart examines our love for gold, and how it became the world’s most precious commodity. Jefferson Mays talks about playing eight different characters in the hit Broadway musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” We’ll talk about the FDA’s proposed rule that would ban an active ingredient in many antibacterial soaps.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Syria Dilemma

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nader Hashemi, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies, talks about the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, which  as been going on for close to three years now. He’s the editor of The Syria Dilemma, a collection of writing from Syria experts, human rights activists, international relations scholars that tackle the thorny issues of how to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict in Syria.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Do We Do About Syria?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Liz Sly, Washington Post Beirut bureau chief (covering the conflict in Syria), and Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discuss the latest news from Syria, where rebel forces are fracturing and the US is cutting off aid.

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