Germany 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 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: November 8, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-8-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week anti-American protests in Iran marked 34 years since the storming of the Embassy in Tehran, and the start of the 18-month hostage crisis. Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about the anniversary with Joshua Landis, who also provides a brief update on Saudi Arabia's frustration with the U.S. over Syria.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a>. He says parts of Europe's debt crisis can be explained by religious tension between the Protestant North and the Catholic South.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Joshua Landis 16757 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 8, 2013 Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century http://kgou.org/post/economic-lessons-europe-learned-or-didn-t-learn-during-20th-century <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allied powers divided war-torn Germany into four zones of occupation after World War II, with three of those zones uniting in 1949 to form what became known as West Germany. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Soviet Union controlled the fourth zone, and East Germany remained within the Eastern Bloc’s sphere of influence for the next four decades.</span></p><p>Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a> says the divided nation served as a tripwire for all the tensions of the Cold War, and that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin worried a united Germany posed a security risk.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison 16592 at http://kgou.org Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century WEB EXCLUSIVE: NSA Surveillance Strains U.S. Relations With The European Union http://kgou.org/post/web-exclusive-nsa-surveillance-strains-us-relations-european-union <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday.</span></p><p>German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich also said German officials are in touch with their U.S. counterparts "on all levels" and a delegation is scheduled to fly to Washington next week to discuss the claims that ordinary citizens — and even European diplomats — were being spied upon by the NSA.</p><p><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, says what Snowden has revealed goes beyond normal intelligence gathering and turned into a major international incident.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:21:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 8961 at http://kgou.org WEB EXCLUSIVE: NSA Surveillance Strains U.S. Relations With The European Union Memorial Designer Reflects on Commemorating Tragedy Through Architecture http://kgou.org/post/memorial-designer-reflects-commemorating-tragedy-through-architecture <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds gathered Friday morning at the </span><a href="http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to mark the </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. </span>Murrah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Federal Building.</span></p><p>Hans and Torrey Butzer, along with their partner Sven Berg, designed the <a href="http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/secondary.php?section=2">Outdoor Symbolic Portion</a> of the memorial while living in Berlin in 1997. As Americans living in Germany, Hans Butzer says that blended environment guided their artistic vision for the project.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:08:30 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 4200 at http://kgou.org Memorial Designer Reflects on Commemorating Tragedy Through Architecture