Author and Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman interviewed more than 300 refugees for a new book of oral histories, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled.” She joins us in discussion.
As Aleppo falls to Syrian government forces backed by Russia and Iran, we look at the United States’ role in the conflict and the region.
Two Chicago-area doctors who recently traveled to Aleppo share their stories.
Over half of all Syrian refugees are children, according to United Nations data
Friday marks Universal Children’s Day, a global recognition of children’s welfare.
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced on Monday that Illinois is temporarily closing its border to the settlement of Syrian refugees in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
Should the United States and Chicago accept more Syrian refugees, in light of the crisis in Europe? President Obama has put the number at 10,000 but some local officials say it should be much higher. Paris Schutz has the story.
At an appearance at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Monday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina said President Obama should have pushed ahead with military strikes in Syria to send President Bashar al-Assad and other dictators an important signal. Paris Schutz has the details.
The president of Russia writes an open letter to American readers in The New York Times urging "caution" in Syria. Eddie Arruza and his guests have analysis. Read Putin's full Op-Ed.
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night to discuss the situation in Syria. Carol Marin and her guests discuss the president's speech and the possibility of a diplomatic solution. Watch the full speech and read the president's remarks.
Watch Charlie Rose's exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the impact of TV host Stephen Colbert comparing Syrian violence to Chicago's. Also, they talk about the challenges and questions facing Illinois congressional members as they vote whether to authorize military action in Syria. Watch the web extra video.
Having laid out his case for a limited military strike in Syria, President Obama now turns to Congress to authorize his mission. What are the odds of a U.S. strike on Syria, where President al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons last month and killed 1,400 civilians? And is this strike within American interests after more than a decade of constant war? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the uncertain path ahead. Watch web extra videos.