Blake Hounshell

Blake Hounshell appears in the following:

No End In Sight

Friday, January 03, 2014

In a more than 7000-word piece last week, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick reviewed the September 11, 2012 attack at a US consulate building in Benghazi, Libya, to determine, once and for all, whether it was a local affair triggered by an anti-Muslim YouTube video, or al Qaeda elements participating in a planned assault on the anniversary of 9/11. Bob talks to Politico Magazine Deputy Editor Blake Hounshell who says that, despite the definitive nature of the article, Kirkpatrick’s report won’t put an end to Benghazi anytime soon.

Young Marble Giants - Final Day

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Inside Al Jazeera America

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Al Jazeera media network is about to launch a new American channel, but limited cable carriage and negative perceptions about the Al Jazeera name might make it difficult to attract viewers. OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman goes inside Al Jazeera America to find out how the new channel is trying to break into the US media market.

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President Obama's UN Speech, Governor Romney's CGI Speech

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blake Hounshell, managing editor at Foreign Policy, reacts to President Obama's last UN speech of his first term.

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Backstory: Developments in Syria

Thursday, August 04, 2011

On Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement, condemning the violent government crackdown in Syria. Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy, discusses the situation in Syria, where shelling continues in the city of Hama, and the impact of the Security Council’s statement, and why Lebanon refused to sign on to it.

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Backstory: Update on the Protests across the Arab World

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Protests have turned violent across the Arab World. Foreign Policy managing editor Blake Hounshell gives us an update on the clashes between the police and protesters in Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain. Plus, we’ll take a look at the role that sectarianism is playing in those countries and in Egypt.

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Update on Egypt

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy, joins us from Doha, Qatar, to give an update on what’s happened in Egypt over the weekend, plans for tomorrow’s nation-wide strike, and what the impact of the protests have been throughout the region.

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U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Much of the reporting around the “Afghan War Logs” that were released earlier this week by the Website Wikileaks has highlighted accusations of double dealing by Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI. Blake Hounshell, managing editor at Foreign Policy and contributor to the magazine’s Passport blog talks about the accusations and what the "Afghan War Logs" publication means for U.S.-Pakistani relations.


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Biden Discloses Joint Mission That Killed Top al-Qaida Officials in Iraq

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On Monday, Vice President Joseph Biden disclosed that a joint mission between Iraqi and U.S. military forces resulted in the death of two top al-Qaida officials outside of Tikrit. 


U.S. Aid to Pakistan

Monday, October 26, 2009

Last week, the United States tripled non-military aid to Pakistan. But some in Pakistan see the new aid package as a direct threat to their sovereignty. Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy, explains what drove the United States' decision and how the $7.5 billion will be spent ...

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Who Will Be in the Next President’s Cabinet?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

As soon as Election Day is over, the search will be on for the best and brightest to fill the next President’s cabinet. We talk to Blake Hounshell of Foreign Policy magazine, which has asked 10 of the world’s top thinkers to name who they think can best ...

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U.N. Roundup

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The world's leaders are in New York this week at the United Nations. Blake Hounshell, Web Editor for, has been blogging on the UN, GA, and the Clinton Global Initiative. Then Pascale Richard, editor-in-chief of the US-based France Amérique, tells us what has been happening ...

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