Muslim Brotherhood http://kgou.org en 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 Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo http://kgou.org/post/mobs-blame-muslim-brotherhood-after-bombs-rock-cairo <strong>Update at 11:05 a.m. ET: There's been a fourth blast in Cairo. We've added that development to the top of this post.</strong><p>The explosion of a powerful bomb outside a security headquarters in Cairo killed at least four people on Friday. Soon after that, two more smaller explosions in the city left at least one other person dead. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21814 at http://kgou.org Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo 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 How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government http://kgou.org/post/how-diplomacy-through-culture-can-hold-mirror-government <p></p><p></p><p>While serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2001, <a href="http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/schneidc/?PageTemplateID=179" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> used Hollywood to approach sensitive drug issues between American and Dutch officials.</p><p>Schneider invited embassy staffers focusing on drugs, and their counterparts in the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to a screening of Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning film <em>Traffic.</em></p><p>“It's a very powerful film that shows the intricacies of drug trafficking, and really shows how complicated it is,” Schneider says. “That was a fantastic experience because it kind of leveled the playing ground, and after seeing that film together we were able to have the most honest, direct conversation that we ever had, and really make progress.”</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:31:52 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 3212 at http://kgou.org How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government