U.S. State Department 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 From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making http://kgou.org/post/drone-strikes-lost-luggage-how-international-law-affects-global-decision-making <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">International law impacts the behavior of both national governments and international non-state actors, governing things like the use of drones and military technology. But the effects can also be felt on an individual level – in everything from financial transactions to luggage protection and free-travel visas in the European Union.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26985 at http://kgou.org From Drone Strikes To Lost Luggage, How International Law Affects Global Decision-Making 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 Iranian Hostage-Turned-Ambassador: Still Optimistic, Would Love To Return http://kgou.org/post/iranian-hostage-turned-ambassador-still-optimistic-would-love-return <p></p><p><a href="http://www.niacouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_limbert" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ambassador John Limbert</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and 51 diplomatic and military colleagues were taken prisoner in the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. They were released 444 days later as Ronald Reagan was sworn into office on January 20, 1981.</span></p><p>Limbert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has never been back to Iran in the 33 years after he boarded the plane for Algeria, even though he married an Iranian woman and his children were born there. He’s now a private citizen, no longer works for the State Department, and has no prohibition on his travel to Iran. But he says he’s not welcome by the Islamic Republic.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:13:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 21138 at http://kgou.org Iranian Hostage-Turned-Ambassador: Still Optimistic, Would Love To Return Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service http://kgou.org/post/diplomat-yoder-challenges-and-rewards-working-us-foreign-service <p></p><p>Last week U.S. embassies and consulates across the Middle East and North Africa closed in response to an intercepted message among senior al-Qaeda operatives.</p><p>This threat highlights the important, and precarious, position of U.S. diplomatic missions overseas.</p><p>Veteran diplomat Michael Yoder has spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. During this time, he has served in eight countries including Mexico, Poland, India, and Uzbekistan.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11328 at http://kgou.org Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service VIDEO: Lankford Questions State Dept. Officials on Benghazi http://kgou.org/post/video-lankford-questions-state-dept-officials-benghazi <p>U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK5) was one of several members of Congress today questioning three top diplomats about September's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p><p>http://youtu.be/gSLDqo47my8</p><p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 13.1875px;">U.S. State Department foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 13.1875px;">in Libya Gregory Hicks told Lankford&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">the only person who can waive security requirements for high-risk, high threat locations is the Secretary of State.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:22:26 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 5476 at http://kgou.org Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted http://kgou.org/post/why-advancing-american-art-was-interrupted <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">On March 2, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;opened a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinterrupted.org/" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">recently-reassembled exhibit</a>&nbsp;of modern American art the U.S. State Department recalled from an overseas tour in the 1940’s.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:46:33 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 1097 at http://kgou.org Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted