Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day: International Developments http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-international-developments <p>The Obama administration is asking for #3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the flood of unaccompanied children coming illegally into the U.S.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, we talk about the politics behind this latest chapter in the immigration debate. Also, our guests analyze the latest developments in the Middle East, Ukraine and the disputed presidential election in Afghanistan.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:21:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43485 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: International Developments 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