Rebecca Cruise http://kgou.org en 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 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 World Views: March 7, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-7-2014 <p></p><p>After a brief update on the situation in Ukraine, Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss some of the more under-the-radar protests in Thailand and Venezuela.</p><p>Later, more in a series of conversations about identity in international literature with authors Andrew Lam, Krys Lee, and Ananda&nbsp;Devi.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:22:01 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 24720 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 7, 2014 World Views: February 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-28-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot wraps up a three week, two continent trip with a conversation from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with University of Oklahoma anthropologist and International Studies professor <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/erika-robb-larkins-.html">Erika Robb Larkins</a>.</p><p>Later, Suzette and Rebecca Cruise discuss the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film ahead of Sunday evening's <a href="http://oscar.go.com/">Academy Awards</a>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:56:02 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 24252 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 28, 2014 World Views: February 21, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-21-2014 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Rebecca Cruise talks with University of Oklahoma political scientist&nbsp;</span><a href="http://psc.ou.edu/j-paul-goode" 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;">Paul Goode</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about competing narratives in the Western and Russian media about what's happening in Ukraine, and why he thinks the crisis isn't likely to end soon despite Friday's agreement.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Later, Suzette Grillot's conversation with author <a href="http://www.jmu.edu/english/faculty_profiles/faculty_bogard.html">Paul&nbsp;</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.jmu.edu/english/faculty_profiles/faculty_bogard.html">Bogard</a> about the human, environmental, and economic consequences of artificially lighting the night sky. He's the author of </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0316182907/ref=sib_dp_ptu#reader-link" 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;">The End of Night: Searching for Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:37:21 +0000 Rebecca Cruise, Suzette Grillot, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 23770 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 21, 2014 Despite Agreement To End Crisis, Ukraine Likely At Point Of No Return http://kgou.org/post/despite-agreement-end-crisis-ukraine-likely-point-no-return <p></p><p>Media across the world have expressed outrage and concern over violence in Ukraine. University of Oklahoma political scientist <a href="http://psc.ou.edu/j-paul-goode">Paul Goode</a> says competing narratives in the Western and Russian press don’t accurately capture what has been happening on the ground not just in Kiev, but throughout all of Ukraine.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The Western media is very captured by the notion that this is a protest between Ukraine leaning towards Russia or leaning towards the EU,” Goode says. “It sort of fits within this Cold War-trope that has been persistent for the last 20 years.”</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:11:28 +0000 Rebecca Cruise, Nick Aguilera & Associated Press 23769 at http://kgou.org Despite Agreement To End Crisis, Ukraine Likely At Point Of No Return 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 17, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-january-17-2014 <p></p><p><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;">World Views</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;host&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.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;">Suzette Grillot</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and contributor&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.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;">Rebecca Cruise</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;continue producing the program from the road, and spent this week in the United Arab Emirates.</span></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Later, a conversation with&nbsp;</span></font><a href="http://www.niacouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_limbert" 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;">Ambassador John Limbert</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;to mark the 33rd anniversary of the end of the Iran hostage crisis. Limbert and 51 diplomatic and military colleagues were taken prisoner in the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">They were released 444 days later as Ronald Reagan was sworn into office on January 20, 1981.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 21393 at http://kgou.org World Views: January 17, 2014