Joshua Landis http://kgou.org en World Views: May 30, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Italian citizen and lawyer </span>Katia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the outcome of European parliamentary elections, and how Italians feel about the elections' impact on the future of EU politics and economics.</span></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Joshua Landis discuss television and social media in Lebanon with <a href="http://www.balamand.edu.lb/main/Pages/default.aspx">University of&nbsp;Balamand</a>&nbsp;journalism department head Ramez Maluf. He says Beirut's position as a major entertainment production hub is controversial among conservatives and Arab intellectuals.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 30355 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 30, 2014 The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars http://kgou.org/post/secret-improving-us-middle-east-relations-more-idol-dancing-stars <p>Media played a significant role in organizing the protests that spread like wildfire across the Middle East in 2011. But as Islamists put a stake in the ground and solidified their claim to Arab society and culture, Lebanon largely remained insulated from the effects of the Arab Spring.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 30351 at http://kgou.org The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars World Views: May 9, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-9-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise provides an update on the kidnapping of hundreds of girls in Nigeria, and Joshua Landis discusses this week’s Syrian rebel departure from Homs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with longtime China scholar <a href="http://www.sais-jhu.edu/david-lampton">David Lampton</a>. He argues the country’s leaders have to reconcile a fragmented bureaucracy with explosive economic growth and a rising middle class.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 28917 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 9, 2014 World Views: May 2, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-2-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Joshua Landis, and Rebecca Cruise discuss this week's national elections in Iraq, and the growing ethnic tensions and violence in Western China.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">historian and geographer <a href="http://www.tc.umn.edu/~ahneely/Abigail_H._Neely_Homepage/Abigail_Neely.html">Abigail Neely</a>. Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest health challenges, but she questions how closely they’re related, and h</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow poverty affects the immune system.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 28456 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 2, 2014 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