Historian Robert Kaplan says that geo-political necessities have given longtime enemies, the United States and Iran, some pressing common interests. Is it time to open the door to a working relationship? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Kaplan and others about the complexities of warming relations. Continue reading
Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta join Judy Woodruff to discuss the many regional crises at play as Saudi Arabia moves to new leadership. Continue reading
The veto threats that President Obama has issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The leader of the House Democrats said Thursday that Republican Speaker John Boehner blundered when he invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress amid sensitive negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program and in the shadow of Israel’s elections.
In our news wrap Wednesday, senators pushed a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Iran unless the country curbs its nuclear program by a July deadline. President Obama has said he would veto such a bill. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House first. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, police in France, Germany and Belgium arrested more than two dozen people with suspected links to Islamic militant groups. The head of Europol warned that Europe now has up to 5,000 Muslim radicals. Also, President Obama warned lawmakers that imposing new sanctions against Iran could end all hope for reaching a deal with that country on its nuclear program. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, House Republicans challenged President Obama’s executive actions protecting millions from deportation by voting for a broader bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Also, Kremlin officials warned of cuts on government spending and double-digit inflation. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran’s foreign minister in Switzerland next week to discuss the current state of nuclear negotiations as a March target date for the outline of a deal approaches, the State Department said Friday.