international relations 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 Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled http://kgou.org/post/despite-rough-start-uncertain-transition-us-vatican-relationship-personal-principled <p>The United States has had a <a href="http://www.cfr.org/religion/us-vatican-relations/p9751#p1">long-but-rocky relationship with the Vatican</a> and didn’t formally establish diplomatic relations and appoint an ambassador until 1984. That 21-year stretch of U.S. representatives serving with a single pope ended when John Paul II died in 2005.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:33:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 33499 at http://kgou.org Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled 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 Malaysian Jet Disappearance Reveals Political Games, Lack Of International Cooperation http://kgou.org/post/malaysian-jet-disappearance-reveals-political-games-lack-international-cooperation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of Friday nothing of significance had been spotted by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing&nbsp;Malaysia&nbsp;Airlines jet.</span></p><p>The search is part of an international effort to solve the nearly 2-week-old mystery of what happened to the jet, which disappeared with 239 people aboard.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:11:48 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 25649 at http://kgou.org Malaysian Jet Disappearance Reveals Political Games, Lack Of International Cooperation Life-Long Learning – At Home And Around The World http://kgou.org/post/life-long-learning-home-and-around-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 27, I’m one of the younger members of the KGOU staff. I started my career in public radio at KGOU at 19, while still very much a naïve college student. Working on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, sometimes it feels like I never left college.</span></p><p>Fortunately, if you never leave higher education, you never stop learning. Public radio stimulates my curiosity, and teaches me something new every single day. In this 21<sup>st</sup> Century fast-paced digital landscape, a conversation that once opened with “I heard it on KGOU…” has been replaced with a text message that usually starts with “TIL” (for “Today I Learned…”).</p><p>That thirst for knowledge is quenched every day by what I hear on KGOU.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:34:07 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 15456 at http://kgou.org Life-Long Learning – At Home And Around The World World Views: April 12, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Rebecca Cruise discuss the death and legacy of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the heightened tensions between North Korea, the U.S., and its allies as the reclusive country threatens to launch a medium-range ballistic missile.</span></p><p>Retired State Department official and former U.S. Army Colonel <a href="http://www.wm.edu/as/government/faculty/directory/wilkerson_l.php" target="_blank">Lawrence Wilkerson</a> returns to&nbsp;<em>World Views</em> for a conversation about Iran, the energy industry, and nuclear security.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 3798 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 12, 2013 Response to Thatcher's Death Exposes Decades-old Divisions in Britain http://kgou.org/post/response-thatchers-death-exposes-decades-old-divisions-britain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will be remembered Wednesday during a funeral with full military honors at St. Paul’s Cathedral.</span></p><p>Suzette Grillot, the host of KGOU’s <em>World Views</em> and the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, says debates about Thatcher’s legacy and even her funeral suggest Britain is still deeply divided.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:51:40 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 3785 at http://kgou.org Response to Thatcher's Death Exposes Decades-old Divisions in Britain