Dexter Filkins

War Correspondent

Dexter Filkins appears in the following:

America's Legacy in Iraq Is Unravelling

Friday, June 13, 2014

As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.

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Dexter Filkins: Covering War Distorts Everything

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The New Yorker staff writer tells guest host Sarah Jessica Parker about his experiences covering war in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

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Turkey's Deep State: A Conspiracy That's Actually True

Friday, June 07, 2013

Historically, Prime Minister Erdogan has consolidated much of his power by raising fears about the threat of domestic terrorism and the so-called “deep state,” a covert network of military and civilian elites who for decades have stifled any perceived threat to a secular Turkey. It’s a kind of cabal of unseen hands, often violent, that smacks of conspiracy theory. Except, as The New Yorker staff writer Dexter Filkins tells Bob, it actually exists. 

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US Shifts Position in Push for Yemen President to Step Down

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

In Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, the choice to support protesters and put political pressure on those countries' leaders to step down seemed like relatively easy political decisions for the Obama administration. But in Yemen, it has been more complicated for the U.S. to come out in direct opposition to Ali Abdullah Saleh and his 30 year rule. Yemen has been a key ally in the fight against al-Qaida in the country, and during the uprisings there, President Obama had maintained his support for Saleh behind closed doors.


Dexter Filkins on Corruption in Afghanistan

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mohammad Zia Salehi, a close advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was arrested on corruption charges in July and then released after President Karzai intervened. The incident was a recent example of one of the country's biggest challenges in establishing stability: eradicating corruption. Some of those who are allegedly corrupt are also on the CIA payroll. Are we doing enough to get rid of corruption in that country, both in the government itself and in our dealings with people there?

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Pakistani Officials Captured Taliban Leader to Stop Peace Talks

Monday, August 23, 2010

In January, Pakistani officials arrested a top Taliban operational commander, Abdul Ghani Baradar. At the time Pakistan officials said they they had no idea who Baradar was when they arrested him and that they were surprised to find out that he was Taliban's second in command. However, Baradar was a key player in peace talks that were going on between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Foreign correspondent for The New York Times, Dexter Filkins broke the story and joins us with the details.


Update from Kabul

Monday, January 18, 2010

New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins is on the ground in Afghanistan, where gunfighting and explosive attacks by the Taliban rocked Kabul, the capitol city, this morning.


What Will It Take to Win in Afghanistan?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins recently returned from Afghanistan, where he talked with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and traveled with American soldiers in one of the ...


The Veep

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Find out how Dick Cheney shaped the vice president’s role in the White House even before he joined the ticket in 2000 - and whether he's changed the job description for future VPs. Also: Lin Ullman on her new novel, set on a tiny Swedish island. A look at the ...


A War Correspondent

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New York Times prize–winning reporter Dexter Filkins describes his harrowing work in Afghanistan and Iraq since 1998 - a very eventful period in both countries. He’s widely considered one of the best war correspondents of his generation, and his new book is The Forever War.

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