A multimedia artist, jewelry maker, and dancer from Egypt talk about their work and how they incorporate influences from their time in Cairo into their art forms. Jeffrey Brown continues his series on the Kennedy Center’s Arabesque arts festival. Continue reading
Here’s the second in our broadcast series on Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World, which began Monday at the Kennedy Center. Tuesday evening, Jeffrey Brown profiled Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam.
In her first trip abroad as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton fused serious policy discussion with lighter conversations as she toured Asia. Analysts discuss how her approach to diplomacy is developing. Continue reading
An ambitious, three-week festival called “Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World” opens at the Kennedy Center in Washington Monday. Jeffrey Brown offers the first in a series of broadcast and online reports around the festival and the artists it is showcasing. Continue reading
As President Obama tries to reinvigorate U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East, former President Carter has come out with a new book, “We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.” In an interview, Mr. Carter reflects on the book and the diplomatic road ahead. Continue reading
In his first extensive post-inaugural interview, President Obama assured Muslims that America was not an enemy. Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya, discusses the Middle East’s reaction to the Al-Arabiya interview and Obama’s challenges ahead in the region. Continue reading
U.S. envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell began his first trip to the region Tuesday, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Afghanistan America’s “greatest military challenge” as he announced that thousands more troops will be sent there this spring. Jim Lehrer recaps the day’s other news developments. Continue reading