Rebecca Cruise http://kgou.org en World Views: July 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-18-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the conflict in Ukraine that likely led to the surface-to-air missile attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and the increased flow of unaccompanied minors over the U.S.-Mexico border.</p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-author/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Francis Rooney</a>, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. President Bush appointed him to the post in 2005 shortly after the death of Pope John Paul II, and he's just written a book about his three-year tenure called&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-book/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See</a></em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 33680 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 18, 2014 World Views: July 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-11-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine, both the real and potential impact of host nation Brazil’s loss this week in the World Cup.</p><p>Then a conversation with national security analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rand.org/about/people/r/robinson_linda.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Linda Robinson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about her book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_books/CB535.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span>She spent two years in Afghanistan joining U.S. Special Forces on combat missions, while still knowing when to stay out of the way.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 33177 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 11, 2014 World Views: July 4, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-4-2014 <p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the French inquiry into former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign fundraising, and Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation that allows it wage conflicts on foreign soil for the first time since World War II.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 32621 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 4, 2014 World Views: June 27, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-27-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the North Korean response to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film <em>The Interview</em>, and <a href="http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/task_force_report_final_web_062414.pdf">the report</a> released this week &nbsp;reviewing the increased use of drones by the United States.</p><p>And a conversation with University of Oklahoma Latin America historian <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a>. His new book <a href="http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-invaded-9780195343038?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;tab=overview"><em>The Invaded</em></a> explores early 20th century conflicts in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 32242 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 27, 2014 World Views: June 20, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-20-2014 <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/joshua-landis.html">Joshua Landis</a> joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about the situation in Iraq and the U.S. response to the escalating violence by Sunni militants.</p><p>And Rebecca Cruise and University of Oklahoma Iranian Studies professor <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/afshin-marashi.html">Afshin Marashi</a>&nbsp;speak with&nbsp;<a href="http://mtavakoli.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Mohamad Tavakoli</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, a professor of history and Near and Middle Eastern civilizations at the University of Toronto. He studies&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Persianate society – arguing that in the pre-modern world, Iranians, the Ottoman Empire, the South Asian Indian Mogul empire, and even Central Asians all spoke a common language.</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:51:32 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 31757 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 20, 2014 Iran And India: Two Countries Separated By A Common Language http://kgou.org/post/iran-and-india-two-countries-separated-common-language <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout the </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> centuries, nationalism and colonialism created fixed borders between societies that otherwise shared common ethnic backgrounds, language, and culture.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:40:48 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Rebecca Cruise & Afshin Marashi 31660 at http://kgou.org Iran And India: Two Countries Separated By A Common Language 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 16, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-16-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot starts a month-long European trip in London, and talks about Turkey's coal mine disaster and how that relate's to the United Kingdom's energy industry with University of Oklahoma Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/studentaffairs/contact-us/clarke-stroud.html">Clarke Stroud</a>.</p><p>Later, Rebecca Cruise discusses so-called 'dark networks' with University of Arizona political scientist <a href="http://sgpp.arizona.edu/user/h-brinton-milward">H. Brinton Milward</a>.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 29394 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 16, 2014 Using Management Theory To Get Inside The Minds Of Terrorists, 'Dark' Networks http://kgou.org/post/using-management-theory-get-inside-minds-terrorists-dark-networks <p>University of Arizona political scientist <a href="http://sgpp.arizona.edu/user/h-brinton-milward">H. Brinton Milward</a> spent the early part of his career studying corporations, non-profit organizations, and how to create more efficient mental health networks.</p><p>“Then after 9/11, I was asked to apply that kind of knowledge to what it would be like if I were Osama bin Laden,” Milward says.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 29231 at http://kgou.org Using Management Theory To Get Inside The Minds Of Terrorists, 'Dark' Networks