Issues in the News - Voice of America
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.
||CleanIssues in the News - July 22, 2016||Moderator Barbara Slavin, Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor; Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal; and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Jazeera Satellite TV discuss international and domestic implications of the failed coup attempt in Turkey, including mass detentions, a state of emergency and Ankara’s request to Washington to extradite Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleges was behind the aborted coup, and analysis of the Republican National Convention.||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIssues in the News - July 15, 2016||Moderator Barbara Slavin, Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Michael Williams, Contributor to CBS Radio in Washington, and David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist for The Economist discuss the terror attack in Nice, the ruling against China by the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding Beijing’s controversial activities in the South China Sea; turmoil and racial tensions from recent police shootings of two black men and the subsequent murder of five white police officers; and what to expect from Britain’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May.||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIssues in the News - July 08, 2016||Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief of The Christian Science Monitor, and Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter at CNN Politics discuss the ambush in Dallas, the fallout from the FBI decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, and President Obama’s announcement to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan.||7/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIssues in the News - July 01, 2016||Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss the terrorist attack in Turkey, recent gains in the fight against the Islamic State, the EU after Brexit, and US politics.||7/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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