Ali Rogin is a foreign affairs producer at the PBS NewsHour.
Ali’s Recent Stories
World May 13An exclusive interview with family of American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan
Relatives of Mark Frerichs, an American being held hostage in Afghanistan, are urging the Trump administration to pause negotiations over ending the nearly two-decade-long conflict with the Taliban until Frerichs is released.
World May 06In Libya and Yemen war zones, COVID-19 adds a 2nd front
In Yemen, Houthi rebels have been battling a government in exile, backed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, for years. The fighting has resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis that the coronavirus pandemic is making even more grim. Meanwhile, similar…
World Jan 21Idlib is the last refuge for Syrians fleeing Assad — and it is barely livable
The war in Syria has waged for almost nine years and claimed millions of lives. Northwest Idlib province is the last refuge for Syrians fleeing attacks by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. But the crowded, muddy refugee camps there offer little…
Arts Dec 13How this nomadic music group is bridging cultural divides
Tinariwen’s members are Tuaregs, an ethnic group from all across the Sahara desert. They’re nomads who lay down musical rather than physical roots, and their music follows a rich Tuareg lyrical tradition -- gone electric. But although the Tinariwen feel…
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.