foreign policy http://kgou.org en How Local Partisan Politics Affects U.S. Foreign Policy http://kgou.org/post/how-local-partisan-politics-affects-us-foreign-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite George Washington’s plea for “no entangling alliances” in his farewell address, foreign policy, and military and economic intervention have been a staple of U.S. partisan politics since the </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:23:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 31181 at http://kgou.org How Local Partisan Politics Affects U.S. Foreign Policy World Views: February 14, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-14-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts the program from Puebla, Mexico, and shares her thoughts on the colonial city with University of Oklahoma Spanish literature historian </span><a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=28&amp;language=Spanish" style="line-height: 1.5;">Luis Cortest</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with Pakistan&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">analysts and scholars <a href="http://joshuatwhite.net/">Joshua White</a> and <a href="http://www.lahoreschoolofeconomics.edu.pk/CVs/ShamylaChaudhry.aspx">Shamyla Chaudry</a> about how the country's </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">burgeoning, educated youth population and how various religious and militant groups pose distinct policy concerns for the South Asian nuclear power and the United States.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 23229 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 14, 2014 U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Challenges And Opportunities With Pakistan’s Diversity http://kgou.org/post/us-pakistan-relations-challenges-and-opportunities-pakistan-s-diversity <p></p><p>Pakistan’s burgeoning, educated youth population and various religious and militant groups pose distinct policy concerns for the South Asian nuclear power and the United States, say analysts and scholars <a href="http://joshuatwhite.net/">Joshua White</a> and <a href="http://www.lahoreschoolofeconomics.edu.pk/CVs/ShamylaChaudhry.aspx">Shamyla Chaudry</a>.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:17:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Nick Aguilera 23191 at http://kgou.org U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Challenges And Opportunities With Pakistan’s Diversity World Views: October 4, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-october-4-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the foreign policy implications of the partial federal government shutdown, and the lingering effects of last month&#39;s mall shooting in Nairobi on Kenya&#39;s tourism industry and political stability.</p><p>Later, Suzette talks with Reggie Whitten, the founder of the Oklahoma City-based charity <a href="http://prosforafrica.com">Pros for Africa</a>. His foundation works closely with <a href="http://archive.kgou.org/index.php?news-management&amp;action=view_news&amp;news_id=4418&amp;a=1">Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe</a>, a nun from Uganda who operates a school for children affected by Joseph Kony&#39;s Lord&#39;s Resistance Army.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:52:48 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 14767 at http://kgou.org World Views: October 4, 2013 Major And Minor International Implications Of The Government Shutdown http://kgou.org/post/major-and-minor-international-implications-government-shutdown <p></p><p>The partial government shutdown entered its fourth day Friday, and President Obama canceled a planned 17-day Asia trip that was part of his administration&rsquo;s &ldquo;pivot&rdquo; to focus more on the rising economic powers in the region.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;This is not the first time he&rsquo;s had to cancel trips to Asia,&rdquo; says </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rebecca Cruise</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a comparative politics expert and the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma&rsquo;s College of International Studies. &ldquo;So this does send an interesting message to those leaders. Are we really going to be focusing our attention there, or are we really trying to get involved in the region, and try to exert our interest there&nbsp;</span>vis-à-vis&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">China? That has consequences.&rdquo;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:42:46 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 14766 at http://kgou.org Major And Minor International Implications Of The Government Shutdown World Views: June 21, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-21-2013 <p></p><p><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a> returns and guest-hosts while <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>&nbsp;joins the program from Italy to talk about&nbsp;protests sweeping Brazil's largest cities, and the implications of the newly-elected moderate president for the future of a nuclear Iran.</p><p>University of California, Berkeley historian <a href="http://history.berkeley.edu/people/daniel-sargent">Daniel Sargent</a> argues the 1970s were a pivotal decade on the global stage. He calls U.S. foreign policy immediately after the Cold War “uninspiring.”</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 8278 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 21, 2013 How The 1970s Changed The Role Of Human Rights In U.S. Foreign Policy http://kgou.org/post/how-1970s-changed-role-human-rights-us-foreign-policy <p></p><p>University of California, Berkeley historian <a href="http://history.berkeley.edu/people/daniel-sargent">Daniel Sargent</a> says the 1970s were a turning point for American foreign policy.</p><p>“Prior to the '70s, the U.S. was very actively engaged in working to promote development and modernization within foreign countries in the developing world,” Sargent says. “And these efforts proved largely unsuccessful.”</p><p>Sargent says President Carter was the first, and last, president to make human rights a central policy issue. After Carter, the United States took a step back from actively promoting development and focused on maintaining an open system of international trade.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:18:59 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 8152 at http://kgou.org How The 1970s Changed The Role Of Human Rights In U.S. Foreign Policy