Russia http://kgou.org en 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 Putin – Peter The Great Redux, Or A Modern-Day James Monroe? http://kgou.org/post/putin-peter-great-redux-or-modern-day-james-monroe <p>After hours of negotiations Thursday, top diplomats from the United States, Europe, and Russia agreed to halt any violence, intimidation or provocative actions in Ukraine.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:40:05 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27537 at http://kgou.org Putin – Peter The Great Redux, Or A Modern-Day James Monroe? 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 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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week, the Group of Eight industrialized nations said they would suspend participation until Russia “changes course.” The move by the </span>G7<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> nations is aimed at isolating Moscow as punishment for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.</span></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 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 Why It Could Take Years For Ukraine To Recover From 2014 Power Vacuum http://kgou.org/post/why-it-could-take-years-ukraine-recover-2014-power-vacuum <p>Once the dust settles in Eastern Europe and the dispute over Crimea moves off the front pages of international media, Ukraine still faces a long road trying to right itself from teetering toward becoming a failed state.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 25531 at http://kgou.org Why It Could Take Years For Ukraine To Recover From 2014 Power Vacuum 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 To Understand Russia's Interest In Crimea, Start With Catherine The Great http://kgou.org/post/understand-russias-interest-crimea-start-catherine-great <p></p><p>Talks in London about Ukraine between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up Friday, but the country’s top two diplomats say there’s “no common” vision between Russia and the United States.</p><p>“It’s not just about power and access to the base,” says <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the <a href="cis.ou.edu">College of International Studies</a> at the University of Oklahoma. “Historically, there’s much more to this story.”</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:50:43 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 25195 at http://kgou.org To Understand Russia's Interest In Crimea, Start With Catherine The Great 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