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November 27, 2015 Comment

Checking In On Greece’s Debt Crisis

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

November 27, 2015 Comment

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

November 27, 2015 5 Comments

Climate Change Winners And Losers

The man who coined the term “biological diversity” back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

November 27, 2015 Comment

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

There’s a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

November 25, 2015 Comment

Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

November 25, 2015 Comment

After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

November 25, 2015 Comment

A Muslim Parliamentarian’s View On Fighting Terrorists

Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, discusses what should be done following the Paris attacks.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Why Oil Prices Rose After Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America explains why oil prices rose on the news of the fighter jet being shot down by Turkey.

November 24, 2015 2 Comments

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Belgium’s Counterterrorism Weaknesses

Politico’s Ryan Heath discusses the security challenges Belgium is facing and how Brussels became a breeding ground for terrorists.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter Jet, Increasing Tensions

Russian officials dispute Turkey’s claim that the fighter jet strayed from the Syrian side of the border into Turkey.

November 23, 2015 Comment

Pfizer And Allergan To Merge, Creating World’s Largest Drug Company

The nearly $160 billion deal would create the world’s biggest drug maker and bring Botox and Viagra under one roof.

November 23, 2015 Comment

French President To Visit White House

President Obama will welcome French President François Hollande to the White House tomorrow in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

November 23, 2015 Comment

Brussels Still On Lockdown, 21 Arrested In Raids

Belgium is warning its citizens that there is “imminent” danger of an attack in the capital city, following the attacks in Paris.

November 20, 2015 Comment

Militants Attack Hotel In Mali, Hostages Freed

Militants armed with guns and grenades stormed a Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali early Friday.

November 20, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Sounds Of Paris

Paris-based musician Clément Bindzi shares some music he’s been listening to since the terrorist attacks last week.

November 20, 2015 7 Comments

The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president’s special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration’s strategy against the militant group.

November 20, 2015 25 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.

November 20, 2015 Comment

French, U.S. Forces On Scene Of Mali Hotel Attack

Militants, armed with guns and throwing grenades, stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.