Ian Fisher

Deputy Foreign Editor, New York Times

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Deputy Foreign Editor for the New York Times

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This weekend's release of 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq War has revealed a massive amount of information, some of which the  Pentagon  says risks the lives of US troops…

WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Secret Documents from Iraq War

This weekend's release of 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq War has revealed a massive amount of information, some of which the Pentagon says risks the lives of US troops…

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Forest fires have been burning throughout Greece, and dozens of blazes reportedly are out of control.

Fires Rage across Greece

Forest fires have been burning throughout Greece, and dozens of blazes reportedly are out of control.

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

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In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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What did President Trump do this time?

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These are some interesting texts.

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KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa is our special guest!

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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