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    Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


    December 04, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, David Rennie, Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Jerome Cartillier, White House Correspondent for Agence France Presse (AFP), discuss the Climate Conference in Paris, US sending more troops to Iraq/Syria, the UK vote to approve air strikes on ISIS in Syria, the Iran nuclear report and mass shootings in the US.


    November 27, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Jazeera Satellite TV discuss the downing of the Russian fighter jet over Turkish territory, the fall-out from the Paris attacks in Europe and the US, the Syrian refugees debate in the US, and the outcome of the elections in Argentina.


    November 20, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal, and Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter for USA Today discuss the geopolitical consequences of the Paris attacks and the fall-out for US policy.


    November 13, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


    November 06, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor for CNN Politics Digital, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the Sinai plane crash investigation, the outcome of the Turkish elections, China-Taiwan rapprochement, and the GOP debate.


    October 30, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss Iran joining Syria talks, the end of the one-child policy in China, the election of Rep. Paul Ryan as a new Speaker of the House, and the GOP debate.


    October 23, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor for CNN Politics Digital, and Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter for USA Today discuss the Benghazi hearing, Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run in the race to the White House, Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Moscow, and the outcome of the elections in Canada .

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    Syrian ambassador to the UN & head of the government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari at the peace talks in Geneva, Jan. 31, 2016 (AFP)

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Arshad Mohammed, US Foreign Policy Correspondent for Reuters News Agency, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss President Obama’s new strategy to combat ISIS, Syria’s peace talks, Iranian President Rouhani’s visit to Italy and France, and Donald Trump’s boycott of the GOP final debate ahead of the Iowa Caucus.

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    About Issues in the News

    Each week Anna Zalewski invites three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media to discuss the week's top stories.

    The moderator and panelists comment on the week’s most salient domestic and international events. Drawing on contacts and sources at the White House and Capitol Hill, the journalists provide unique insights and analysis that go beyond the headlines.  They also discuss little-known but important developments, and add their personal insights to give listeners the "inside" story on what they see and hear in the news.

    Meet Our Moderators

    Fred Barnes

    Fred Barnes is executive editor of "The Weekly Standard." From 1985 to 1995, he served as senior editor and White House correspondent for the "New Republic." He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the "Washington Star" before moving on to the "Baltimore Sun" in 1979. He served as the national political correspondent for the "Sun" and wrote the Presswatch media column for the "American Spectator."

    Barbara Slavin is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of a 2007 book, "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation," she is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS and C-SPAN.
     

    Barbara Slavin

    Tom DeFrank


    Tom DeFrank is a contributing editor at "National Journal." He was "Newsweek’s" White House correspondent for 25 years before serving as Washington bureau chief of the "New York Daily News." Tom, who has a reputation as being one of the best-sourced journalists in Washington, is the author of "Write it When I'm Gone," a book about former President Gerald Ford based on 30 years of private conversations with him. He has covered eight Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
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    Abderrahim Foukara:  Al Jazeera, Olivier Knox: Yahoo! News, Hilary Krieger: POLITICO, David Rennie: The Economist, Tim Mak: The Daily Beast

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