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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside Yemen's War Zone

Monday, April 06, 2015

Yemen is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict. Frontline journalist Safa Al Ahmad discusses a new report on the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Realpolitik in the Middle East

Monday, March 30, 2015

Between ISIS, Yemen and Iran, Pres. Obama has his hands full of conflicting interests in the Middle East. Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses the president's political strategy in the region.

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The Takeaway

Yemen: A Mess Gets Messier

Friday, March 27, 2015

With U.S. forces absent from Yemen, one of the world's leading Yemen experts says it will weaken the local fight against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

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The Takeaway

As Yemen Unravels, Saudi-Led Coalition Moves In

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yemen's leader has fled, and the nation's defense minister was arrested. Amidst the chaos, Saudi Arabia is hitting back. Here's what the crisis means for a region beset by instability.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eva Moskowitz; The Nation Magazine; Instability in Yemen; Science of Hedonism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz; Ted Cruz's presidential hopes; The Nation's 150th anniversary; instability in Yemen & the science of hedonism.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Instability in Yemen Creates Conditions Ripe for Extremism

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The New York Times' Eric Schmitt discusses the United States' struggle to combat what has become a hotbed of disparate terrorist cells in Yemen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chaos in Yemen, Fighting ISIS in Mosul

Monday, January 26, 2015

A militia in Yemen has taken over parts of the capital, Sanaa. In Iraq, US and Iraqi forces are preparing to retake Mosul there. We discuss the uncertainty in both areas.

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Radiolab

Worth

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We’ve gathered a handful of stories that show how every time we think we’ve settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. 

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PRI's The World

Yemen's peace deal brings Houthi rebels into the government, but many problems remain

Monday, September 22, 2014

A protest in Sana'a led by a northern Yemeni tribe, the Houthis, became a military assault on the capital over the weekend. Now a UN-brokered peace deal will allow the Houthis into power and end the fighting, but the situation remains complex with sectarian and tribal disputes still simmering.

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PRI's The World

The biggest threat in Yemen probably isn't what you think

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Houthi insurgency may be low on the radar of American worries in Yemen, the but the Shiite group is now in the streets of the capital and fighting government forces. And that battle could hand an opportunity to the group Western nations are focused on: al-Qaeda.

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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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PRI's The World

A ‘fearless’ American writer is freed from captivity in Syria

Monday, August 25, 2014

Peter Theo Curtis, an American writer held for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda affiliate, has been released from captivity in Syria. The news came as immense relief to his family and friends, particularly after the reason execution of another American journalist in Syria last week.

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PRI's The World

Six months later, no one knows exactly who died in an American drone strike in Yemen

Friday, August 08, 2014

On December 12, 2013, a drone strike killed a group of twelve men in Yemen. But beyond the number of the dead — and the compensation paid to the victims' families — almost everything else about the attack remains murky.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A resurgence of global terrorism?

Monday, September 30, 2013

A resurgence of global terrorism?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Trial of Abd al-Nashiri at Guantanamo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lawrence Douglas tells us about his recent trip to Guantanamo to report on the preliminary hearings of Abd al-Nashiri, the senior Al Qaeda lieutenant who allegedly masterminded the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen in 2000. After the extensive efforts on the part of the Obama administration to establish the legal legitimacy of these commissions, Douglas questions the possibility that al-Nashiri will receive a fair trial. His article “A Kangaroo in Obama’s Court” appears in the October issue of Harper’s.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drone Strike Compensation Payments?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

There have been nine reported drone strikes reported in Yemen in the past two weeks, and there have been as many as six civilian deaths reported. Cora Currier, ProPublica Reporting Fellow, talks about drone strikes and whether the United States is paying families when drone strikes kill innocent Yemenis. She’s investigated in her article “Does the U.S. Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Need To Know About Al-Qaeda Today

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

With this week's terror alerts bringing al-Qaeda back into the spotlight, Dina Temple-Raston, NPR Counterterrorism and National Security correspondent, discusses the state of the organization, and why Yemen continues to be a hotspot.

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The Takeaway

Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the State Department advised all Americans in Yemen to leave the country because of "the continued potential for terrorist attacks." Yalda Hakim, a BBC World News correspondent, has done extensive reporting in Yemen for BBC World News. Gregory Johnsen is author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia.” Johnsen and Hakim join The Takeaway to provide an update on combating the war on terror in Yemen.

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On The Media

The Week in Drones

Friday, February 08, 2013

This week saw a fount of new information come to light about the US government's controversial and secretive drone program. Brooke talks to Stanford Law professor James Cavallaro, author of the Living Under Drones project, in which law students conducted interviews in northwest Pakistan to better understand the full impact of our lethal drone strikes.

 

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