U.S. Marines wait for a helicopter during a Western Engagement operation in Garsmir district of Helmand province

Middle East Monitor Podcast with Susan Yackee

  • The U.S. president says 34,000 troops will come home within a year

Also in today’s show:

  • In major speech, Obama touches on Egypt, Syria and Israel
  • Worsening attitudes toward the U.S. in the Middle East and North Africa
  • An Africa ‘brain gain’ thanks to growing economies on the continent

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Susan Yackee

Susan Yackee is anchor of VOA's International Edition radio show. She has been a reporter in the Washington area for more than 35 years and regularly interviews newsmakers and analysts in DC and around the world. Susan works in television, radio and social media.