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The Takeaway

Understanding The Origins of Terrorism

Monday, January 26, 2015

What draws people to terrorism? One anthropologist, Scott Atran, went into the field to try to find out. 

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The Takeaway

Is ISIS Losing its Momentum?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is ISIS having trouble maintaining tactical momentum amidst its continuing show of brutality? A veteran FBI analyst weighs in.

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On The Media

Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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The Takeaway

Measuring Boko Haram's Destruction

Friday, January 16, 2015

In northern Nigeria, a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants have ravaged a cluster of villages along the shores of Lake Chad.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Selma's History; NY's Surplus; Admission's Merit; Nigeria's Paradox

Friday, January 16, 2015

NYS has a big budget surplus. We'll hear about ideas for spending it. Plus: "Selma" and history; Nigeria has Africa's highest GDP and a serious terrorism problem; standardized testing.

On The Media

Why Paris, But Not Baga?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ethan Zuckerman from MIT discusses the complicated prejudices that made the Paris attacks top news last week, but not the destruction and killings in Baga, Nigeria. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Good People Kill

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Those who commit violent acts often justify them as moral. Two authors explain how a sense of right and wrong, however misguided, are at the core of violence.

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The Takeaway

Newsstands See Rush For Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo usually prints just 45,000 copies. But after the terrorist attack on the magazine, five million copies of this week's issue have headed to newsstands throughout the world.

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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda Officially Lays Claim to Paris Carnage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, an official of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

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The Takeaway

Reign of Terror: 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Massacre

Monday, January 12, 2015

After a week of Boko Haram-sponsored attacks across Nigeria, scores are dead and many are left wondering whether the government can effectively combat terror.

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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda and ISIS Unite in Paris Terror

Monday, January 12, 2015

The terrorist behind the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and other recent attacks in Paris included unlikely cooperation between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Keeping Speech Free

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The 12 people who died during the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office are on our minds this week. Most of the victims were cartoonists for the French satirical weekly. Its reporters and editor received death threats for the magazine’s depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. A hit-list that was published in an Al Qaeda magazine in 2013 also named the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. Steve Paulson talked with him a few years ago, while Westergaard was living in hiding in Denmark.

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The Takeaway

Week of Violence & Tension Ends in Paris

Friday, January 09, 2015

Heavily armed paramilitary teams simultaneously went into action at two hostage situations—the jihadists responsible for the violent Charlie Hebdo attack were killed. 

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The Takeaway

Multicultural Mix & Europe On Edge

Friday, January 09, 2015

French politicians have moved quickly to blame "radical Islam." Germany's budding anti-Islam movement has called for sympathizers to wear black arm bands.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'Je Suis Charlie'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Political cartoonists reflect on yesterday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the central role of satirical cartoonists in French politics. Plus, see cartoons created in response.

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The Takeaway

Listen to The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff Reflect on the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary cartoon editor spoke to The Takeaway's John Hockenberry about cartooning and the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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The Takeaway

Full Interview: The New Yorker's Cartoon Editor on Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, reflects on the Charlie Hebdo attack and considers how cartoonists and cartoon editors balance questions of creative freedom.

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The Takeaway

Terror in France Highlights Tensions in Europe

Thursday, January 08, 2015

This week's terrorist attack in Paris underscored the longstanding tensions between immigrants—particularly Muslim immigrants—and citizens of the European Union.

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The Takeaway

French Terrorists Armed and Trained In Syria

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Muslims account for ten percent of France's population but politicians refuse to have a debate about Islam's role. Will that change after Wednesday's attack? 

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