Iranian American journalist and writer Azadeh Moaveni spoke with Marco Werman about why the term "ISIS brides" is problematic and shares her perspective on the much bigger role that women have had in militant Islamic groups.
In an abandoned warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of young migrants are eking out an existence on their own, set apart from the overcrowded refugee camps on the island. Their claims for asylum have either been rejected or placed at the bottom of the pile and they live in fear of deportation. They are stuck.
When Vladimir Putin first took control of Russia, Bill Clinton was the US president. Frontline filmmaker Mike Kirk tells how Putin came to consider the United States an existential threat, how he consolidated his power to confront the US, and why launching a campaign to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election would not have been out of character.
Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
Over the past few weeks, we've invited on the program women from countries going through a time of political unrest and discontent. Naima Nour (Tunisian-American), and Nancy Yousef (Egyptian-American) share their reactions to this political volatile week.
Tunisia's anti-government revolution inspired protesters in Egypt. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour of station WAMU is just back from the North African nation. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins what has changed for the people of Tunisia, and what has not.
Across the Arab world, there have been unrelenting calls for democratic reform. However, some claim that Islam and democracy are too incompatible to function together. Can an Islamic state embrace democracy?
Just a month after a popular revolt toppled Tunisia's authoritarian president, Tunisia's provisional cabinet today adopted a plan to recover assets plundered by members of the ousted regime. Anchor Lisa Mullins has more.
Noel King, managing producer for The Takeaway, looks at why the U.S. should be keeping a close eye on what's happening in Yemen, as well as in Iran. We also talk to Charlie Herman about the politics of the U.S. budget.
A few weeks ago we spoke to Munsif El-Buri, a Libyan political dissident living in Missouri. At the time, he said that what happened in Tunisia and Egypt would have an effect on Libya. He was right, Libya is currently experiencing it's own protests.
Daniel Estrin reports on the resignation of the Palestinian parliament. Members of the ruling Fatah party hope the move will give them more credibility ahead of scheduled legislative and presidential elections in September.