Joshua Landis http://kgou.org en World Views: April 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-18-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis and Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focus on the aggression in the east of Ukraine, and the well as the historical importance of Ukraine in Russian history. They also discuss how the war in Syria has affected the country’s ancient history and cultural heritage.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And later, a conversation with Israeli scholar <a href="http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Centers/bgi/Staff/zaki.htm">Zaki Shalom</a>.&nbsp;He says the Arab Spring has shifted focus away from the Middle East’s more long-standing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">discord.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:20:48 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 27552 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 18, 2014 World Views: April 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-11-2014 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis discusses Israel’s disappointment with remarks Secretary of State John Kerry made regarding Middle East peace talks, and Rebecca Cruise explains why the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17.5px;">th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of Rwanda's genocide has rekindled tension with</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;France.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yale Law School professor and former State Department legal advisor <a href="http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/HKoh.htm">Harold Koh</a> about some of the practical aspects of international law.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 27081 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 11, 2014 World Views: March 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-28-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise explains why Russia's ouster from the Group of Eight industrialized nations is mostly symbolic with little consequence, and Joshua Landis discusses the implications of the murder convictions of more than 500 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.</p><p>Later,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a conversation with political scientist <a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/dr-fevzi-bilgin/">Fevzi Bilgin</a> about allegations against Turkey’s prime minister, and political instability ahead of Sunday's local elections.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:05:40 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 26144 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 28, 2014 Corruption Allegations In Turkey Make Sunday’s Local Elections Even More Important http://kgou.org/post/corruption-allegations-turkey-make-sunday-s-local-elections-even-more-important <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turkey’s main opposition party recalled parliament this week for an extraordinary session to discuss allegations of corruption against four former ministers that have damaged Prime Minister </span>Recep<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tayyip<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Erdoğan’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> government ahead of Sunday’s local elections.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/dr-fevzi-bilgin/">Fevzi Bilgin</a> is the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based <a href="http://www.rethinkinstitute.org/">Rethink Institute</a>, and an expert on his home country’s politics. He says the allegations involve billions of dollars in money laundering through international businessmen, and government officials receiving kickbacks from those operations.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:27:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 26014 at http://kgou.org Corruption Allegations In Turkey Make Sunday’s Local Elections Even More Important World Views: March 14, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-14-2014 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis joins Suzette Grillot&nbsp;to discuss the continued escalation in Ukraine, and provide an update on Syria as the third anniversary of the country's civil war approaches.</p><p>Later, a conversation about Afrocentricity and identity with author, Temple University professor, and activist <a href="http://asante.net">Molefi Kete Asante</a>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:16:03 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 25201 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 14, 2014 World Views: February 7, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-7-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis discuss the ongoing conflict in Central African Republic, and why it seems reminiscent of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.</p><p>Later, a conversation with Iranian-American filmmaker Farzin Rezaeian. His documentary <a href="http://vimeo.com/53253260"><em>Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization </em></a>explores 7,000 years of history in his home country.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:22:26 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 22797 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 7, 2014 World Views: January 31, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-january-31-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Joshua Landis and Suzette Grillot discuss the 2014 State of the Union address and some of the foreign policy objectives President Obama outlined in Tuesday night’s speech.</p><p>Later, a conversation about migration and identity with Iranian-American novelist <a href="http://www.laleh-khadivi.com">Laleh Khadivi</a>, and Palestinian-American poet and physician <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fady-joudah">Fady Joudah</a>.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:47:10 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 22317 at http://kgou.org World Views: January 31, 2014 World Views: January 24, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-january-24-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis provides an update on this week's Syrian peace talks in Switzerland, and Rebecca Cruise discusses the escalation of violence in Ukraine.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation about mother tongue-based bilingual instruction in West Africa with <a href="http://www.pambeghana.org/alice-azumi-iddi-gubbels/">Alice Iddi-Gubbels</a>, the founder and executive director of PAMBE Ghana.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 21778 at http://kgou.org World Views: January 24, 2014 World Views: January 3, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-january-3-2014 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis and Rebecca Cruise explain how Syria’s civil war is expanding into a region-wide conflict, and what affect two suicide bombings in Russia this week could have on the upcoming Winter Olympics.&nbsp;</p><p>Later, a conversation&nbsp;with longtime Afghanistan observer <a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/andrew-wilder">Andrew Wilder</a> about this year’s scheduled U.S. combat troop withdrawal, and April elections to replace the term-limited Hamid Karzai.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 20434 at http://kgou.org World Views: January 3, 2014 World Views: December 27, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-27-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot revisit the global predictions they made this time last year, and also look ahead to their expectations for politics, economics, culture, and society in 2014.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with poet <a href="http://www.laurencamp.com/">Lauren Camp</a> and author <a href="http://dejiridoo.com/blog/">Deji Olukotun</a> about technology’s effect on literature.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 19644 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 27, 2013