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Obama's YouTube Moment, Harry Reid's Return and Upheaval in Ukraine

January 23, 2015
On the Webcast Extra, Alexis Simendinger reports on President Obama's round of interviews with YouTube personalities and the administration's digital approach to get the State of the Union message out. While the viewership of the speech itself was down, the White House hopes to further their reach. But as Simendinger says, engagement is not necessarily persuasion. Plus, Harry Reid returned to the Capitol this week after an exercising accident left him with and injured eye and ribs. Which Democratic senators have been filling in? And what are their long-term goals? And in Ukraine this week, the ceasefire appears to be crumbling.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What 2014 global conflicts and challenges will carry over into the new year?

January 1, 2015
In 2014, ISIS, Boko Haram and Crimea became household names and Ebola re-entered the scene as a medical crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, David Ignatius of the Washington Post and David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about this past year’s biggest global challenges, and what conflicts to expect in the coming year.
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'This Week' Game Changer: Overseas Adversaries

December 29, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
ABC News' Martha Raddatz on the new villain ISIS emerging with terrifying tactics while remnants of the Cold War were reignited by Vladimir Putin in Russia.

The Stories That Shaped 2014

December 26, 2014
From good economic news to foreign policy challenges, 2014 was eventful.
Vladimir Putin
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Fallout from Putin's plans

December 24, 2014
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Russia's Prime Minister warned there's a risk of "a deep recession." Details, with CNBC's Eamon Javers, and Douglas Rediker, International Capital Strategies, who outlines risks to the overall global economy.
Vladimir Putin
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Is Obama destroying the Russian economy?

December 17, 2014
Michael Crowley | Politico
Speaking at a Moscow event in early October, Russian President Vladimir Putin sounded cocky about the sanctions imposed on his country by Washington and its European allies. The penalties, Putin said, were “utter silliness” that would only hurt Western businesses.
Backstory

The Backstory: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 10, 2014
Former Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief and current New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker reflects on the fall of the wall in 1989 and the current state of the East/West divide. As Baker argues, the wall is now virtual and has shifted east to Ukraine where "divisions we thought were ending 25 years ago have reared their head again." As tensions rise between the United States and Russia over Ukraine, are we seeing a new Cold War emerge?
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Witness to History: Reporters Recall the Berlin Wall’s Fall

November 10, 2014
Michael Duffy | TIME Magazine
Something was about to happen. But, 25 years ago, it wasn’t clear just what that would be.
Vladimir Putin
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Putin Winning the Battle But Losing the War, Polish Envoy Says

October 21, 2014
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg News
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have the upper hand in the Ukraine conflict now, but he’ll pay a price for his actions in time, “destroying his own personal reputation and Russia’s,” Poland’s ambassador to Washington said.
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