Norman Ricklefs

Norman Ricklefs worked with the U.S. government in Iraq between 2005 and 2010. During that time he served as the advisor to the secretary general of the Ministry of Defense and as the senior advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior. He is the president of the Dubai-based Iraq Advisory Group, which advises and supports foreign companies operating in Iraq.

  • What Happened to Iraq?

    Terrorists that the U.S. subdued, but never defeated, have reemerged and now threaten to restart Iraq's sectarian civil war.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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