Margaret Warner

  • June 17, 2016  

    The question of how to end the devastating five-year Syrian Civil War has split the United States foreign service. Recently, a group of State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting U.S. policy in Syria and calling for military intervention to destroy the Islamic State and force the Assad regime into peace negotiations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2016  

    The first round of UN-backed Syrian peace talks began in Geneva Monday morning — but for those trapped in overcrowded refugee camps, seeking to enter Europe through the Balkans’ closed borders, help seems far away. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner examines sobering statistics from the UN, while Jeffrey Brown talks to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi for more. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2016  

    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and San Bernardino mass shooting, homegrown Islamic extremism has become one of the country’s most pressing national security concerns. Author Peter Bergen set out to document how and why Americans become enemies of their own state in his book, “United States of Jihad.” Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Bergen to learn more.
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  • February 25, 2016  

    The longstanding debate over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria’s civil war has taken on new importance this week following a ceasefire agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia. But how likely is an actual halt to violence in the region, and will Syria’s beleaguered civilians get the aid they so desperately need? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner examines the situation. Continue reading

  • October 22, 2014  

    Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports on how the U.S. State Department is targeting the militant group’s online recruitment campaign. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2014   BY  

    George Washington isn’t the sexiest of American presidents in our public imagination, nor the most accessible. Perhaps we are all too weighed down by the “father of his country” image, the cherry tree myth, his powdered wig and bone-and-ivory (no, not wooden) teeth. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2014  

    The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that it will provide additional military support against the Islamic State militant group only when Iraqis form an inclusive government that can deliver national unity. But can the political system in Baghdad heal the mutual distrust among the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Iraq. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2014  

    Why has the famed Peshmerga army in Iraq, considered one of the best in the region, fallen back at several points along its internal frontier against the Islamic State? To investigate, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner spent the day with Kurdish military leaders as they traveled to the town of Jalawla. She joins Judy Woodruff for an update. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2014  

    The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is taking its toll on displaced Christians and those in the minority Yazidi community. As brutal attacks from the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State continue, hundreds of thousands have fled to the country’s Kurdish region. Margaret Warner toured one refugee camp near the Syrian border to find Iraqis in a state of shock and desperation. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2014  

    Saving the Kurdish city of Irbil from the onslaught of Islamic State fighters was one of the goals of U.S. airstrikes launched earlier this month. But a sense of foreboding remains in the region, and many of the displaced residents don’t feel safe enough to return. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Judy Woodruff from Irbil about the Kurdish Peshmerga’s retaking of Mosul dam. Continue reading

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