Palestine http://kgou.org en World Views: July 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-11-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine, both the real and potential impact of host nation Brazil’s loss this week in the World Cup.</p><p>Then a conversation with national security analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rand.org/about/people/r/robinson_linda.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;">Linda Robinson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about her book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_books/CB535.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;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span>She spent two years in Afghanistan joining U.S. Special Forces on combat missions, while still knowing when to stay out of the way.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 33177 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 11, 2014 World Views: January 31, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-january-31-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Joshua Landis and Suzette Grillot discuss the 2014 State of the Union address and some of the foreign policy objectives President Obama outlined in Tuesday night’s speech.</p><p>Later, a conversation about migration and identity with Iranian-American novelist <a href="http://www.laleh-khadivi.com">Laleh Khadivi</a>, and Palestinian-American poet and physician <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fady-joudah">Fady Joudah</a>.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:47:10 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 22317 at http://kgou.org World Views: January 31, 2014 Iranian, Palestinian Authors Reflect On Migration And Identity In Literature http://kgou.org/post/iranian-palestinian-authors-reflect-migration-and-identity-literature <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Novelist </span><a href="http://www.laleh-khadivi.com">Laleh Khadivi</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up with a Kurdish father, and was raised in a “household full of stories” about that experience, even though she identifies more with her Iranian heritage.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She’s in the process of completing a trilogy of novels exploring </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kurdish migration. Khadivi’s research examines the challenges the modern state system places on diaspora communities.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:55:29 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Nick Aguilera 22254 at http://kgou.org Iranian, Palestinian Authors Reflect On Migration And Identity In Literature Accident Or Not? Palestinian Diplomat's Death Is A Mystery http://kgou.org/post/accident-or-not-palestinian-diplomats-death-mystery Was the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic killed by accident or are the circumstances of his death on Wednesday more nefarious?<p>There are more questions than answers about Jamal al-Jamal's death now that a spokesman for his embassy <a href="http://www.radio.cz/en/news#1" target="_blank">has told Radio Prague</a> and <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/us-czech-palestinian-idUSBREA010FG20140102" target="_blank">Reuters</a> that a safe the ambassador had opened just before something blew up <em>had not</em> been intentionally fitted with explosives and <em>had</em> be Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20332 at http://kgou.org Accident Or Not? Palestinian Diplomat's Death Is A Mystery Palestinian Refugees On Losing Side Of UN Budget Crunch http://kgou.org/post/palestinian-refugee-agency-running-out-money The United Nations agency that provides basic health care and education to Palestinian refugees doesn't have enough money to pay local salaries this month.<p>The shortfall could directly affect 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers, as well as the people using their services in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.<p><strong>Filling Basic Needs</strong><p>Sit for an hour in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency office in the al-Amari camp for Palestinian refugees, and you get a sense of what people expect the agency to provide.<p>An old woman asks where she can pic Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:06:38 +0000 Emily Harris 18240 at http://kgou.org Palestinian Refugees On Losing Side Of UN Budget Crunch World Views: September 13, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-13-2013 <p></p><p>Earlier this week President Obama <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/09/10/221186456/transcript-president-obamas-address-to-the-nation-on-syria">asked congressional leaders</a> to postpone a vote on legislation that would authorize the use of force against&nbsp;Syria. Joshua Landis provides an update on what's next in the volatile region.</p><p>Later,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">journalist </span><a href="http://www.koco.com/tv/news-team/-/9845744/17511936/-/cxmdykz/-/index.html">Erielle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Reshef</a>&nbsp;joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Before returning to her home state last year to anchor and report for KOCO-TV, the Oklahoma City native spent several years working for the <a href="http://www.iba.org.il/">Israeli Broadcasting Authority</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 13481 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 13, 2013 How An Oklahoma Journalist Found The Humanity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://kgou.org/post/how-oklahoma-journalist-found-humanity-israeli-palestinian-conflict <p>Between 2010 and 2012, Oklahoma City native <a href="http://www.koco.com/tv/news-team/-/9845744/17511936/-/cxmdykz/-/index.html">Erielle Reshef</a> reported twice from Gaza during instances of cross-border violence between Israelis and Palestinians.</p><p>She stood next to an Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system covering the firefight for the <a href="http://www.iba.org.il/">Israeli Broadcasting Authority</a> (IBA). But even as the Katyushsa rockets headed toward the country, she told KGOU’s <em>World Views </em>she never once felt unsafe.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:35:57 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 13338 at http://kgou.org How An Oklahoma Journalist Found The Humanity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict World Views: May 10, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-10-2013 <p></p><p>China hosted back-to-back visits this week with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. More and more detainees are participating in a hunger strike at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.</p><p>So far more than 1,000 have died in the April 24 collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka. ABC Radio Sima Bhowmik joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about the lack of government oversight in Bangladesh's garment industry.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 5616 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 10, 2013 China Attempts 20-Year-Old Middle East Diplomacy http://kgou.org/post/china-attempts-20-year-old-middle-east-diplomacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to China. Even though the two leaders did not meet, the timing of the visits signals China could start to become a diplomatic player in the troubled region.</span></p><p>Joshua Landis, the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and a longtime observer of Syria, says China tried to arrange a meeting in 2007 between Netanyahu and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it didn’t work.</p><p>“[China has] been asserting themselves more and more in the Middle East,” Landis says. “And that’s a product of the United States withdrawing, and China is becoming much more self-confident.”</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:27:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 5610 at http://kgou.org China Attempts 20-Year-Old Middle East Diplomacy