UN http://kgou.org en World Views: April 5, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-5-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday the U.N. General Assembly approved a treaty to regulate the global arms trade, and the panel explores what role the CIA is playing in Arab and Turkish military aid to Syria.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ambassador&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/schneidc/?PageTemplateID=179" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> joins Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis to discuss how culture influenced her diplomacy while representing the United States in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2001.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 3321 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 5, 2013 What the U.N. Arms Treaty Will (or Won't) Accomplish http://kgou.org/post/what-un-arms-treaty-will-or-wont-accomplish <p></p><p></p><p>The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multi-billion dollar global arms trade Tuesday.</p><div><p>Iran, North Korea and Syria voted "no" on Tuesday, while Russia and China, both major arms exporters, abstained.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the co-author of the 2009 book <a href="http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745641546" target="_blank"><em>The International Arms Trade</em></a>. She says Syria opposed the treaty because it does nothing to prevent weapons from flowing to non-state actors, like the Syrian opposition.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:47:49 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Rebecca Cruise 3314 at http://kgou.org What the U.N. Arms Treaty Will (or Won't) Accomplish House Spends Evening Debating United Nations Takeover http://kgou.org/post/house-spends-evening-debating-united-nations-takeover <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Cities and counties in&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;would be prohibited from entering into any agreements with organizations accredited by the United Nations under a bill approved by the&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;House.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The House on Wednesday voted 67-17 for the bill sponsored by Bethany Republican Rep. Sally Kern that targets Agenda 21, a plan developed by the United Nations to help cities and countries become more environmentally sustainable. No Republicans opposed the measure, which now heads to the Senate.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Associated Press 1823 at http://kgou.org House Spends Evening Debating United Nations Takeover