September 25, 2012 Helping people in the Middle East and elsewhere to find work "transforms minds from fantasy and fanaticism to reality and grounding," the GOP presidential nominee said.
September 18, 2012 The liberal news outlet Mother Jones has video from a May 17 fundraiser. Monday, it released a clip in which the GOP nominee says 47 percent of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are "dependent upon government" and feel they "are victims."
July 21, 2012 Many rushed to judgment, but while Ahmad Shafi sinned, he should not be punished. His is a case study in cultural differences and speedy editorial reaction. Left for debate is whether to remove stories from the Web and history.
May 22, 2012 Meet the guy who embodies everything that's wrong with Syria's economy. He's the president's cousin, and his nickname is "Mr. Ten Percent."
March 15, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, what's at stake in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the limits of diplomacy in dealing with Iran. In the second hour, signs that things are looking up in the economy, and advice for former governor Rod Blagojevich as he heads to prison.
March 14, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and the fate of medical students on 'Match Day'. In the second hour, the day animals escaped in Zanesville Ohio, and efforts to end violence in Syria.
January 14, 2012 The killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week marked the fifth time in two years that assassins have targeted scientists in Tehran. Weekends on All Things Considered takes a look at what this new level of diplomatic strain means for the Middle East and the U.S. economy.
November 8, 2011 The Kurdistan Workers' Party's separatist fight has claimed thousands of lives since 1984. NPR's Middle East editor and a listener differ over how to label the armed group. Where do you fall?
August 19, 2011 HIV isn't openly discussed in Middle Eastern societies. New data give a much clearer picture of its prevalence and how governments do and don't respond. We speak with one researcher who explains the challenges of studying a topic taboo in the region.
May 18, 2011 During President Obama's Mideast policy speech Thursday, join NPR's Andy Carvin and Marc Lynch of FP.com's Mideast Channel for a Twitter chat on the speech, including a followup interview with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes
May 17, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, President Obama's upcoming speech on the Middle East, and leak prosecutions. In the second hour, acting 'out of character'.
February 16, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, the 2012 budget attacked from both sides of the aisle, the directors of Restrepo, how the shooting in Tucson has changed the gun debate, and the challenges faced by Western women reporting in the Middle East.
January 18, 2011 Even though the act that set off the protests in Tunisia — a young man's self-immolation — has been repeated in Egypt and some other nations, this morning's conventional wisdom seems to be that other governments won't collapse.
January 12, 2011 Hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned over tensions stemming from a U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Will sectarian violence follow?