• July 20, 2012  

    After the bloodiest day of fighting since the Syrian uprising began 16 months ago, Syrian rebels have taken control of several key border checkpoints. As the crisis deepens, thousands of civilians have crossed those borders, fleeing to neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    Despite harsh condemnation from other members of the U.N. Security Council, China and Russia vetoed a resolution that would have pressured Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end violence against the uprising there. A Russian official said the measure would give Western countries leverage in overturning the government. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    With violence escalating in Damascus, some analysts consider the Syrian conflict at a tipping point. Judy Woodruff discusses likely political transitions for Syria with the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Steven Heydemann and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Frederic Wehrey. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012  

    What techniques do modern-day dictators use to control protestors? Hari Sreenivasan and Slate editor William Dobson discuss Dobson’s new book, “The Dictator’s Learning Curve,” a portrait of how today’s dictators are confronting and controlling democracy activists. Continue reading

  • May 25, 2012  

    Preliminary results from Egypt’s first free presidential election show the two most-polarizing candidates for president might face each other in a mid-June runoff — a potential battle between Hosni Mubarak’s final prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    After North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday, President Obama joined world leaders in denouncing the launch, saying the international community would take further steps to isolate the country. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    While protesters in post-Mubarak Egypt demanded immediate reform and an early end to the interim government installed by the military, the regime targeted foreign groups that observe elections and promote democracy in Egypt. A court charged 43 foreigners, including 16 Americans, for fueling unrest. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    Sam LaHood, Egypt resident country director for the International Republican Institute, was one of 16 Americans charged in Egypt and temporarily barred from leaving for observing elections. Ray Suarez spoke with LaHood about what happened. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012  

    In a public address Tuesday, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad declared his plans to defeat conspiracy against his country’s regime. John Ray of Independent Television News reports on his speech and the government’s ongoing crackdown against dissidents. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012  

    In a defiant public speech Tuesday, Syrian President Assad repeated promises of reform and plans to crush dissent against his regime. Margaret Warner discusses what’s next for Syria with former U.S. Ambassador Theodore Kattouf and Andrew Tabler, a Washington Institute fellow who lived in Syria for most of the last decade. Continue reading

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