Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org en Former Senate Majority Lead George Mitchell http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-senate-majority-lead-george-mitchell <p><a href="http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m000811">Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell</a> has made a career out of crafting compromise. First in the U.S. Senate, then later brokering peace in Northern Ireland, and finally tackling peace in the Middle East.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Mitchell about Syria and Iran. He’ll also share his views on what is driving the hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35785 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Senate Majority Lead George Mitchell Syria: Behind the Headlines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/syria-behind-headlines <p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">The crisis in Syria has been in the headlines for weeks, but the roots of the two-year-long conflict can be traced back decades. Today host Ben Kieffer gets an in-depth understanding of </span>how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil wa<span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">r, how terrorism figures in and the</span> conflict's potential outcomes. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:44:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28985 at http://iowapublicradio.org Syria: Behind the Headlines Politics Day: Egypt and the Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-egypt-and-middle-east <p>Massive protests once again in Egypt. Join host Ben Kieffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk about the political situation there with Iowa State University's Jim&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCormick&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and long-time Iowa resident Dr. </span>Hani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Elkadi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a native of Egypt, who’s just returned from Cairo. &nbsp;Also, hear about the larger implications of this event for the Middle East.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:02:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 23411 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Egypt and the Middle East