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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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WNYC News

Jury Finds Arab Bank Liable For Supporting Terrorism

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The decision is expected to have implications for similar legal efforts against banks,

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PRI's The World

With terrorism, as with business, it's all about market share

Friday, September 19, 2014

Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.

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The Takeaway

Time Running Out for Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says time is running out to keep Iraq from coming apart.

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The Takeaway

Australians Halt ISIS Terrorism Plot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Australian officials carried out counter-terrorism raids in Sydney today after it learned that the radical militant group ISIS or ISIL was planning to carry out random, violent attacks.

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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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WNYC News

Terror Threat Prompts Security Review

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review of security planned for region

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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 Takeaway

ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack

Monday, September 15, 2014

A third beheading at the hands of ISIS sparks even greater outrage and coalition support. And many are calling for a lessened legitimacy for the terror organization.

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PRI's The World

Meet the young women of ISIS — on the social web

Friday, September 12, 2014

Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall got a disturbing look at the online world of young women — often from the West — who claim to be members of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS. They go to the Middle East to be married, raise young Jihadists and spread propaganda on social networks.

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The Takeaway

Saudi Arabia Deepens Involvement in ISIS Fray

Friday, September 12, 2014

Saudi Arabia's ideological track record with ISIS, and terrorism generally, suggests that any meaningful role in the coalition will have to come with concessions.

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The Takeaway

Legal Questions Cloud Obama's ISIS Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration says the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, legally justifies for strikes in Syria and Iraq. But last year, the president called for its repeal. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our Freedom Edition

Friday, September 12, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United Kingdom.

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PRI's The World

The US war on ISIS will look a lot like the American role in Yemen and Somalia

Thursday, September 11, 2014

When the US responded to terrorism after 9/11, it used troops and massive force in the Middle East. The new war declared last night by President Obama against the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, will look very different.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How a Terrorist’s Son Became an Advocate for Peace

Thursday, September 11, 2014

His father was involved in planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but Zak Ebrahim rejected the extremism, violence, and terrorism of his youth. And he says Jon Stewart helped.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Inside Account of 13 Hours in Benghazi

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mitchell Zuckoff tells what happened during the September 11, 2012, terrorists attack the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Video, Chat, and Transcript: President Obama Address on ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama addressed the country about how the U.S. would lead a coalition to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Read the transcript, watch the video.
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PRI's The World

Not everyone agrees that ISIS poses a serious threat to the US

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

National security experts agree that ISIS is bad news, but is it such bad news that it warrants an American military intervention? With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday, suggest further actions might be a mistake.

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PRI's The World

He was the son of a top Hamas leader — then he became an Israeli informant

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.

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PRI's The World

Mosul residents will be listening closely to President Obama's speech

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American credibility is on the line as the US prepares to act against ISIS, but no one has more at stake than those who live in or have loved ones in the militant group's path. In the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, those people are eagerly awaiting President Obama's speech.

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