Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
ISIS Gains Ground in Syria; Another Journalist at RiskDownload audio (MP3)
The progress of ISIS in Syria is forcing President Bashar al-Assad, as well as the U.S., to consider what comes next. Meanwhile, ISIS threatens the life of journalist Steven Sotloff, days after the release of a video showing the killing of fellow journalist James Foley. We discuss the latest developments, and the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Amr Al-Azm, associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio
- Danielle Pletka, senior vice president, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
- Shadi Hamid, fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East"