World Views http://kgou.org en Why The 20th Anniversary Of Rwanda's Genocide Has Rekindled Tensions With France http://kgou.org/post/why-20th-anniversary-rwandas-genocide-has-rekindled-tensions-france <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week Rwandan President Paul </span>Kagame<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARTJAWEB20140407153159/france-rwanda-paul-kagame-genocide-rwandaisgenocide-rwandais-paul-kagame-maintient-ses-accusations-contre-la-france.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">told a Paris newsmagazine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> France bore some responsibility for the 1994 genocide of more than one million </span>Tutsis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and moderate </span>Hutus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the <a href="file:///C:/Users/Brian/Documents/World%20Views/140411%20-%20Harold%20Koh/cis.ou.edu">College of International Studies</a> at the University of Oklahoma, says the two countries have disputed France’s role for years. A French commission during the 1990s found no wrongdoing regarding the country’s role in the genocide, but a separate Rwandan commission argued France not only allowed the genocide to happen, but French soldiers actually participated.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:53:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27076 at http://kgou.org Why The 20th Anniversary Of Rwanda's Genocide Has Rekindled Tensions With France Landis: Kerry’s ‘Poof Speech’ Reveals Lack Of Clear Israel-Palestine Strategy http://kgou.org/post/landis-kerry-s-poof-speech-reveals-lack-clear-israel-palestine-strategy <p></p><p>Secretary of State John Kerry says talks in the Mideast peace process faltered after Israel last month refused to release prisoners as Palestinian leaders demanded, and then moved forward with new construction in a settlement.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:12:56 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 27073 at http://kgou.org Landis: Kerry’s ‘Poof Speech’ Reveals Lack Of Clear Israel-Palestine Strategy From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making http://kgou.org/post/drone-strikes-lost-luggage-how-international-law-affects-global-decision-making <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">International law impacts the behavior of both national governments and international non-state actors, governing things like the use of drones and military technology. But the effects can also be felt on an individual level – in everything from financial transactions to luggage protection and free-travel visas in the European Union.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26985 at http://kgou.org From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation http://kgou.org/post/new-york-times-correspondent-president-obamas-playbook-foreign-confrontation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama touts diplomacy as a characterizing trait of his administration, but his actions reveal a mix of diplomatic persuasion and the coercive use of force.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26566 at http://kgou.org New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation 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 ‘Better The Devil You Know’ As Egypt Cracks Down On Morsi Supporters http://kgou.org/post/better-devil-you-know-egypt-cracks-down-morsi-supporters <p></p><p>A court in southern Egypt Monday convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.</p><p>The defendants were arrested after violent demonstrations that were a backlash for the police crackdown in August on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo that killed hundreds of people.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:47:19 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Associated Press 26140 at http://kgou.org ‘Better The Devil You Know’ As Egypt Cracks Down On Morsi Supporters Ousted From The G8? Russia Doesn't Care, And Neither Should You http://kgou.org/post/ousted-g8-russia-doesnt-care-and-neither-should-you <p></p><p>Earlier this week, the Group of Eight industrialized nations said they would suspend participation until Russia “changes course.” The move by the G7 nations is aimed at isolating Moscow as punishment for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.</p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s <a href="http://cis.ou.edu">College of International Studies</a>, says the statement is primarily symbolic, with few long-term effects.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:09:31 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Associated Press & Suzette Grillot 26139 at http://kgou.org Ousted From The G8? Russia Doesn't Care, And Neither Should You 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 21, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-21-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot focus on the dozens of nations involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and why it's difficult for countries to cooperate during international tragedies.</p><p>Later, Cruise talks with Baylor University political scientist <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/political_science/index.php?id=91311">Serhiy Kudelia</a> about the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and what comes next in Ukraine.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 25652 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 21, 2014 Malaysian Jet Disappearance Reveals Political Games, Lack Of International Cooperation http://kgou.org/post/malaysian-jet-disappearance-reveals-political-games-lack-international-cooperation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of Friday nothing of significance had been spotted by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing&nbsp;Malaysia&nbsp;Airlines jet.</span></p><p>The search is part of an international effort to solve the nearly 2-week-old mystery of what happened to the jet, which disappeared with 239 people aboard.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:11:48 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 25649 at http://kgou.org Malaysian Jet Disappearance Reveals Political Games, Lack Of International Cooperation