Weekend Edition Sunday
Mar 2, 2014 — President Vladimir Putin has been granted the right to use military force in Crimea by that region's leader. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with New York Times' Steven Lee Myers in Moscow.
Feb 23, 2014 — Ukraine's Parliament pushed President Viktor Yanukovich out of office as his political nemesis was released from prison. Reporter Soraya Sarhadi Nelson gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.
Feb 16, 2014 — Controversy around Team USA's speed skater uniforms, high expectations for the U.S. ice dancing team, and unseasonably warm weather in Sochi: Reporter Tamara Keith gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest from the Winter Olympics.
Feb 9, 2014 — Humanitarian workers continue to try to evacuate civilians from the besieged Syrian city of Homs as negotiators in Geneva prepare for the next round of peace talks. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the latest from reporter Alice Fordham in Geneva.
Feb 2, 2014 — The conservative magazine The National Review is offering House Republicans a strategy on immigration reform: Do nothing. National Review editor Rich Lowry tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he thinks the best political move for Republican lawmakers is to hold off on passing an immigration bill.
Jan 26, 2014 — Russia may be the world power with the greatest influence over Syria. As diplomatic talks on Syria continue in Geneva between the two sides, what is Russia's role? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Russian-American journalist Vladimir Pozner.
Jan 19, 2014 — The president announced changes to the NSA surveillance program Friday, months after revelations made by Edward Snowden. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Joel Brenner, former inspector general of the NSA, about whether those steps will significantly change the nature of how we collect and analyze intelligence.
Jan 12, 2014 — Sunni leaders in Iraq are trying to retake control of two important cities in Anbar province. That's raising fears in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida operatives still reside near the border with Pakistan. The Washington Post's David Ignatius talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the rise of al-Qaida-affiliated groups and America's relations with Afghanistan.
Jan 5, 2014 — Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the Middle East, trying to spark some momentum in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. There's a sense of urgency on the trip, but the leaders on both sides are far from ready to sign an agreement.
Dec 29, 2013 — On Wednesday, Egypt declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. New York Times Middle East reporter Kareem Fahim speaks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden on the latest developments from Cairo.