WBEZ | Iraq http://www.wbez.org/tags/iraq Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Kurdish diaspora and geopolitics http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-21/kurdish-diaspora-and-geopolitics-110685 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP433719952932.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>PKK Kurdish fighters are on the U.S.&#39;s list of terrorist organizations, but the U.S. supports its fight against the jihadist Islamic State. Ali Ezzatyar, lawyer and scholar on the Middle East, joins us to discuss the Kurds&#39; changing role in the region.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-kurdish-diaspora-and-geopolitics/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-kurdish-diaspora-and-geopolitics.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-kurdish-diaspora-and-geopolitics" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Kurdish diaspora and geopolitics " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-21/kurdish-diaspora-and-geopolitics-110685 ISIS poses threat to neighbors http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-20/isis-poses-threat-neighbors-110679 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP163856221898.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In a statement today, President Obama said a group like the Islamic State &quot;has no place in the 21st century.&quot; Today we&#39;ll talk to Steven Simon, a fellow at the Middle East Institute, about the ISIS threat to surrounding countries and what can the U.S. do about it.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-poses-threat-to-neighbors" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: ISIS poses threat to neighbors " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-20/isis-poses-threat-neighbors-110679 Yazidis in Iraq ask for help http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-19/yazidis-iraq-ask-help-110674 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP556598425340.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>American and Iraqi Yazidis are in Washington D.C. lobbying for more U.S. intervention in Northern Iraq, but President Obama has said he will not re-introduce American ground troops. We&#39;ll hear more in a BBC special report.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Yazidis in Iraq ask for help" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-19/yazidis-iraq-ask-help-110674 'Humanitarian disaster' in Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-18/humanitarian-disaster-iraq-110669 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP568158965019.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Although President Obama has said U.S. airstrikes in Iraq were successful, Yazidi refugees say the humanitarian disaster continues. Christine van den Toorn is on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan and will explain the situation there.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-humanitarian-disaster-in-iraq/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-humanitarian-disaster-in-iraq.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-humanitarian-disaster-in-iraq" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: 'Humanitarian disaster' in Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-18/humanitarian-disaster-iraq-110669 Policy implications of Iraq, Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-12/policy-implications-iraq-gaza-110636 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP914761718464.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Rashid Khalidi recently wrote in the New Yorker, &quot;What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas... It is about Israel&rsquo;s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives.&quot; We&#39;ll hear more from him on today&#39;s show. He&#39;ll also talk on U.S. policy failures in Iraq and Syria.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-policy-implications-of-iraq-gaza/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-policy-implications-of-iraq-gaza.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-policy-implications-of-iraq-gaza" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Policy implications of Iraq, Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-12/policy-implications-iraq-gaza-110636 Political unrest in Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-11/political-unrest-iraq-110629 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP911464245376.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, is due to be replaced, but is fighting for a third term despite his loss of support in Iraq and internationally. As the U.S. pressures Al-Maliki to peacefully step aside, it continues airstrikes against ISIL near Erbil.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-unrest-in-iraq/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-unrest-in-iraq.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-unrest-in-iraq" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political unrest in Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-11/political-unrest-iraq-110629 Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP11012106906.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The American Association of University Professors is calling for universities to reconsider their Confucius Institutes. We&#39;ll talk to a University of Chicago professor whose article criticizing the institutes has helped fuel the debate.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 Democracy referendum in Hong Kong http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789734280265.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We&#39;ll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Democracy referendum in Hong Kong" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP737866259483.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 Morning Shift: Religion plays a huge role in Islamic divide http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-23/morning-shift-religion-plays-huge-role-islamic-divide <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/james_gordon_losangeles.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We look at the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims and why it&#39;s at the heart of the crisis in Iraq. We also recap Sunday&#39;s World Cup game. And, hear from legendary rocker, Bob Mould.</p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-23/morning-shift-religion-plays-huge-role-islamic-divide