President Obama said this week that Iran could play a constructive role in Iraq. But it wasn't that long ago when we heard the exact opposite. NPR's Arun Rath talks to former senior State Department adviser Vali Nasr about how the insurgency in Iraq may affect the diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Iran.
It's been another bloody week in Iraq, where the Sunni insurgent group known as ISIS consolidated its control in the north and west of the country. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mideast correspondent Deborah Amos about the group's ultimate goals and its appeal.
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