Marco Werman

A Marine remembers Tehran

Many Americans remember the Iranian Revolution in 1979 for the storming of the US embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. That, however, was not the first time the embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. The first time was on Valentine's Day in 1979. Marco Werman speaks with Ken Kraus, a sergeant in the Marine detachment protecting the embassy that day, about what he witnessed.

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Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

The protests in Egypt are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood. It has Egypt's largest grassroots network and is linked with other Islamist movements. Host Marco Werman finds out more about their plans from former spokesman Kamal el-Halbawy.

Conflict & Justice

On the ground in Cairo

Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cairo band Wust el Balad

Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")

Conflict & Justice

US walks a fine line on Egypt

The crisis in Egypt presents huge problems for US foreign policy. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the American role with Aaron David Miller, a former adviser on the Middle East to six US secretaries of state, between 1985 and 2003.

Conflict & Justice

Will more countries follow Egypt?

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook about the prospects for a regional "domino effect" in Egypt's neighborhood. They discuss the likelihood for change in countries including Algeria, Libya, and Syria.