Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
Aug 21, 2014 — Commentator Sandip Roy has an appreciation of yogi B.K.S. Iyengar, who died on Wednesday. Iyengar helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the Western world.
Aug 21, 2014 — Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.
Aug 21, 2014 — President Obama says the civilized world is appalled by the tactics of those who killed journalist James Foley, and he urged people in the Middle East to resist the group's "bankrupt ideology."
Aug 21, 2014 — Steve Inskeep talks to Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion. Their article on the subject is in Foreign Affairs magazine.
Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security advisor, about White House foreign policy following the brutal killing of an American journalist by Islamist militants.
Aug 21, 2014 — The Ukrainian army insists pro-Moscow separatists attacked a civilian convoy on Monday, killing at least 17 civilians. Rebels deny the attack took place.
Aug 20, 2014 — The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.
Aug 20, 2014 — A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
Aug 20, 2014 — The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.