War & Conflict

  • How jihadis recruit in America
    Listen to three experts discuss the men recruited from Minnesota and what kind of threat this recruitment poses in communities around the country.April 21, 2015
  • U.S. Navy sends aircraft carrier to coast of Yemen
    The vessels are joining others in the region in an increasing show of force.April 20, 2015
  • FBI makes arrests in MN, CA in counterterrorism action
    Two Somali women say their sons were arrested at home Sunday in Minneapolis.April 19, 2015
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at National Press Club
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen and said the situation there has terrifying implications for regional stability. Ban said millions of people around the globe are suffering the devastating consequences of violent extremism and human rights violations.April 17, 2015
  • Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust
    What motivates people to participate in hatred? Lessons from the Holocaust can inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, genocide, propoganda and human rights. A documentary from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, produced by Melissa Allison and narrated by Morgan Freeman.April 16, 2015
  • Civil War Homecoming, part 2
    "Civil War Homecoming," part 2. A look back at how Minnesotans experienced the war and its aftermath through stories and song. "Civil War Homecoming" was presented at the Fitzgerald Theater to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The program was written by Dan Chouinard, and produced in collaboration with the Minn. Historical Society, Minn. Public Radio and the Minn. Civil War Commemoration Task Force.April 15, 2015
  • Civil War Homecoming: Part 1
    A look back at how Minnesotans experienced the war and its aftermath through stories and song.April 14, 2015
  • Campaigners refuse to let kidnapped Nigerian girls be forgotten
    It's been one year since Islamist extremists abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria. Some managed to escape, but 219 remain missing.April 14, 2015
  • Historian John-Paul Himka on European perceptions of the Holocaust
    "Week of Remembrance" to commemorate the Holocaust: Historian John-Paul Himka, author of "Bringing the Dark Past to Light." He told a University of Minnesota human rights conference about the varied perceptions and memories of the Nazi-led Holocaust in Europe, and the repercussions in European politics todayApril 13, 2015
  • 150 years ago: The surrender that ended the Civil War
    David Williard of University of St. Thomas looks back at what happened on that day in 1865.MPR News Update, April 10, 2015
  • National Book Award winners on China and Afghanistan
    The 2014 National Book Award non-fiction prizes went to Evan Osnos for "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China," and Anand Gopal for "No Good Men Among the Living: America, The Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes." From the 10th annual National Book Award event at Concordia College Moorhead.April 9, 2015
  • Radical Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali at National Press Club
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks at the National Press Club about "The Clash of Civilizations: ISIS, Islam and the West." Author of a new book, "Heretic: The Case for a Muslim Reformation."April 7, 2015
  • Political Junkie on preliminary Iran nuclear deal
    Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News to give his perspective on the national political scene.April 6, 2015
  • Kenyan warplanes attack suspected militant positions
    The airstrikes in western Somalia come just days after a massacre at a university last week left nearly 150 dead.April 6, 2015
  • Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son
    One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official.April 5, 2015

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