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    Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.

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    Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.


    September 11, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Jonathan Landay, National Security & Intelligence Correspondent at McClatchy Newspapers discuss Europe’s migrant crisis, Russia’s intervention in Syria, the latest on the Iran deal and fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack.


    September 04, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Stephen Collinson, Senior Reporter for CNN Politics, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss Obama’s Iran deal victory, Europe’s migrant crisis, and US politics.


    August 28, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor for The Weekly Standard, David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief & Lexington Columnist for The Economist, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss the global stocks tumble and China’s economy, the migrant crisis in Europe, the 10th anniversary of Katrina, and US politics.


    August 21, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Said Arikat, Washington Correspondent & Political Analyst for Al-Quds Daily Newspaper, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss ISIS violence in Syria, the freeing of the Palestinian prisoner, the continuation of the Iranian deal debate, and US politics.


    August 14, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Enterprise Editor at CNN Politics, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss China explosions and the devaluation of yuan, the anti-corruption measures in Iraq, re-opening of the US Embassy in Cuba, and US politics.


    August 07, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal, and Tim Mak, Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast discuss the fallout from the first GOP presidential debate.


    July 31, 2015

    Issues in the News

    Moderator Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard, Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor at National Journal discuss Turkey’s two-front war against Kurdish militants and ISIS, a debate over the Iran deal in US Congress, Russia’s veto of the MH17 resolution at the UN, and US politics.

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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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