Monday, June 17, 2013
The US is arming rebels in the Syrian conflict -- how slippery of a slope towards war is Obama standing on? David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), discusses the administration's calculus. Plus: we open the phones to get reaction to the election of cleric Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president from Iranians and Iranian-Americans. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Recently Kenyan forces invaded Somalia in a bid to fight the militant group Al-Shaabab. The United States has also been heavily involved in the country in recent years— allegedly establishing CIA bases, carrying out drone strikes, and providing funding for militants. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill looks at the political situation in Somalia and the history of recent interventions in the war-torn and famine wracked country.