Azmat Khan

In a Down Economy, Will Taxing Medical Marijuana Lead to a New Green Rush?
Medical marijuana proponents have long argued that taxing pot dispensaries could provide sizable revenue to local governments, ushering in a so-called "new green rush."
February 13, 2012
"The Interrupters" Featured on "Fresh Air"
"Chicago has always been notoriously known for street organization, crimes and murders and all that, but what's so profound for me is to see that, as I'm growing up, that death is inevitable and we're not afraid of it."
February 10, 2012
How Has Syria’s Assad Managed to Hold Power for So Long?
Eleven months into a violent uprising that has taken the lives of more than 5,400 Syrians, how has President Bashar al-Assad managed to hold onto power while his counterparts in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya were toppled?
February 7, 2012
New Study Asserts Drone Strikes in Pakistan Target Rescuers, Funerals
CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have killed "dozens of civilians" who had gone to help rescue victims of drone strikes or were attending funerals for the victims of previous strikes, a new report by British and Pakistani journalists asserts.
February 6, 2012
Violence Intensifies in Homs after U.N. Resolution on Syria Fails
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the 11-month-long crisis in Syria have stalled after a resolution condemning the regime's crackdown on protesters failed in the United Nations Security Council on Saturday.
February 6, 2012
NYPD Eyed Shia Muslims Based on Religion
News that the NYPD recommended increasing the surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on religion, is the latest report in the AP’s ongoing investigation into the department’s controversial intelligence unit and its questionable tactics.
February 3, 2012
On 30th Anniversary of Hama Massacre, Syrian Troops Lock Down City
Thirty years ago today, the regime of then-Syrian President Hafez al-Assad launched what's known as one of the bloodiest chapters of modern Arab history: the Hama Massacre.
February 2, 2012
"The Interrupters" Ameena Matthews on The Colbert Report
Last night "violence interrupter" Ameena Matthews was on The Colbert Report to talk about the film, The Interrupters, which airs on FRONTLINE Feb. 14.
February 2, 2012
Leaked NATO Report Alleges Pakistani Support for Taliban
The BBC reports today that a classified NATO report leaked to the news organization "fully exposes for the first time the relationship between the Pakistani intelligence service (ISI) and the Taliban."
February 1, 2012
Is the Obama Administration Becoming More Transparent about Drones?
In a rare break with the usual silence regarding the CIA's covert drone program, President Obama yesterday defended the controversial strikes that target suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders abroad.
January 31, 2012
High-Stakes Showdown Over Syria at the U.N.
The fight to end the Syrian government's brutal 10-month crackdown moves to the United Nations today.
January 31, 2012
Should the State Dept Outsource Drone Operations to Private Contractors?
The latest call for drones comes from an unlikely source: the U.S. State Department.
January 30, 2012