Ali Rogin is a foreign affairs producer at the PBS NewsHour.
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World Oct 28Who was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
Who was he and how did he shape ISIS? Here are some of the outlines of his life.
World Oct 24Pastor Andrew Brunson on how his faith survived 2 years in a Turkish prison
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey for two years, inspired global prayers for his safe release. Now, he’s written a book, “God’s Hostage,” about the ordeal, which hardened American relations with NATO ally Turkey. Nick Schifrin talks to…
World Oct 09Turkey had ‘legitimate security concern’ in attacking Syrian Kurds, Pompeo says
In an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, Pompeo indicated that the United States does not plan to defend its key partners in the fight against ISIS, the Kurdish-led Syrian Defense Forces, despite warnings from a…
Nation Sep 02Mattis won’t weigh in on Trump’s leadership fitness
Mattis served for two years in the top job at the Pentagon, helping craft and implement Trump administration decisions such as a troop surge in Afghanistan, a ban on transgender military members, and airstrikes against Syria’s Assad regime, following its…
World Jul 25WATCH: ‘There are alliances’ who want Maduro in power, former Venezuelan intelligence chief says
Until three months ago, former Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera was one of the most powerful men in Venezuela. He says Maduro’s hold on power depends on the Venezuelan army.
World Jul 18WATCH: Steven Cook on Turkey-Russian ties and its effects on NATO
A dispute between Turkey and the U.S. over a missile defense system has left observers questioning whether Turkey is strengthening its ties with Russia, to the long-term detriment of its NATO partners.
World Jul 10Members of new Pompeo task force have previously praised human-rights abusers
The mission of a new panel created to advise the State Department on the definition of human rights and its role in American diplomacy may stand in conflict with what some of its members have said in the past.
World Jul 03After escaping captivity, American detainees come home to credit penalties
It’s common for U.S. captives to return home to find they have a damaged financial reputation and no clear path to restore it, according to a new report from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, the group named after the…
World Jun 13Who will inherit the Brexit fight? A guide to the UK’s prime minister race
Several members of the Conservative Party are vying to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. The winner will be tasked with finding the least messy way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
World May 28What the European Parliament elections mean for Brexit
The single-issue Brexit party won’t wield much power inside the massive parliament itself, but it will have an outsized influence on British politics for the next five months as the country prepares to leave the EU by a Oct. 31…