WBEZ | Yemen http://www.wbez.org/tags/yemen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Western powers pull out of Yemen, political future uncertain http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-16/worldview-western-powers-pull-out-yemen-political-future-uncertain <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP678771867105.jpg" style="height: 389px; width: 620px;" title="An armed Houthi Shiite Yemeni stands guard outside the Republican Palace in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191463775&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Fighting for control of Yemen</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-7d4a2c7a-9412-dc0e-4b7a-fff77b9ae54f">The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that demands that Houthi rebels immediately relinquish control of the government of Yemen. Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and the US have all suspended their diplomatic missions in Yemen. &nbsp;Countries evacuated their diplomatic staff last week &nbsp;as political unrest has grown in the country. Houthi rebels have taken over control of the government but are not necessarily in control of the country. &nbsp;Nabeel Khoury, a visiting </span>&nbsp;associate professor of Middle East Studies at Northwestern University and non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council&#39;s Hariri Center, joins us to discuss the future of Yemen.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/khoury_nabeel">Nabeel Khoury</a> is a visiting associate professor of Middle East Studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/NorthwesternU">Northwestern University</a> and non-resident senior fellow at the<a href="https://twitter.com/AtlanticCouncil"> Atlantic Council&#39;s</a> Hariri Center.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191464904&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Author Dinaw Mengestu talks about &quot;All Our Names&quot;</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a9b9e96-9416-8b53-2085-6f91699f40ac">Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia, but grew up in Chicago and Peoria. His critically acclaimed first novel, </span>The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears described the immigrant experience of struggling grocery store owners in Washington DC. Mengestu also won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012 and &nbsp;worked as a journalist in Darfur, Congo, and Uganda. He talks with us about how his work as a journalist informed his latest novel, set in Kampala in the early 70&rsquo;s called, All Our Names. Mengestu spoke with us while in Chicago for an appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/dinawmengestu"><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a9b9e96-9416-cbef-0c32-cede6f9abe13">Dinaw Mengestu</span></a>, author of the historical novel, &quot;All Our Names.&quot;</em></p></p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-16/worldview-western-powers-pull-out-yemen-political-future-uncertain Crisis in Yemen: President resigns http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-22/crisis-yemen-president-resigns-111440 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/yemen2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Despite reaching an agreement to pull back and end the crisis of the last several months, Yemen&#39;s Houthi rebels surrounded the presidential palace in Sana. Now President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has resigned. We talk to Joe Kechichian, Gulf State scholar and writer for <em>Gulf News.</em></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-crisis-in-yemen/embed?border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-crisis-in-yemen.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-crisis-in-yemen" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The Crisis in Yemen" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:59:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-22/crisis-yemen-president-resigns-111440 The growth of Hindu Nationalism in India http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-01/growth-hindu-nationalism-india-111170 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP613794797164.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is a Hindu nationalist. Since he came to power last May there have been signs of rising tensions between India&#39;s Hindu and Muslim communities. The BBC&#39;s Sunita Thakur takes a look at what it means to be a Hindu in India today.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The growth of Hindu Nationalism in India" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-01/growth-hindu-nationalism-india-111170 Unrest in Yemen http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-01/unrest-yemen-110880 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP875148348529.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A group of Houthi rebels are refusing to leave the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, which they took over last month. Nabeel Khoury, a senior fellow of Middle East and national security at The Chicago Council on Global affairs, explains the situation.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-yemen/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-yemen.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-unrest-in-yemen" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Unrest in Yemen" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-01/unrest-yemen-110880 Political crisis in Egypt, Canada as a petrostate, U.S. policy in Yemen and plants for a cause http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-15/political-crisis-egypt-canada-petrostate-us-policy-yemen-and-plants <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP115224910253.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama issues a statement on Egypt. The U.S. embassy in Yemen remains shut after a global terror alert, and a family in Woodstock raises money for a cause by selling plants and crafts.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105596737&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-canada-as-a-petrostate-u-s-policy-in-yem.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-canada-as-a-petrostate-u-s-policy-in-yem" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political crisis in Egypt, Canada as a petrostate, U.S. policy in Yemen and plants for a cause" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-15/political-crisis-egypt-canada-petrostate-us-policy-yemen-and-plants Drones in Yemen, the Bo Xilai trial and the effectiveness of anti-bacterial soap http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-13/drones-yemen-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectiveness-anti-bacterial-soap <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP981850450041.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Worldview assesses U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen and how the trial of Chinese Communist Party&#39;s Bo Xilai will impact Chinese politics. EcoMyths Alliance&#39;s Kate Sackman breaks down the pros and cons of using antibacterial soap.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105287057&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectivness-of-anti-bacter.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectivness-of-anti-bacter" target="_blank">View the story "Drones in Yemen, the Bo Xilai trial and the effectivness of anti-bacterial soap" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-13/drones-yemen-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectiveness-anti-bacterial-soap Terror alerts, Senators McCain and Graham go to Egypt and Ramadan comes to a close http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-06/terror-alerts-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-egypt-and-ramadan-comes <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP756814503407.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham&#39;s agenda in Egypt. The U.S. and U.K. perceive Yemen as a possible terror threat. Radio Islam&#39;s founder Imam Malik Mujahid explains why he thinks the end of Ramadan has no link to potential terrorist acts.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104298753&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-to-egypt-a.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-to-egypt-a" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Terror alerts, Senators McCain and Graham go to Egypt and Ramadan comes to a close" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-06/terror-alerts-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-egypt-and-ramadan-comes Just one month after taking power, Yemen’s new president faces strong challenge from secessionist movement in the South http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-26/just-one-month-after-taking-power-yemen%E2%80%99s-new-president-faces-strong-cha <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-26/AP111005031401.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It seems the more things change in Yemen, the more they stay the same. One month into the presidency of <span class="meta-per">Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi</span>, former long-time Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh remains the head of the leading party.</p><p>Saleh's sons continue to hold prominent cabinet positions. As a military offensive rages on in southern Yemen, more than 150,000 Yemenis have been displaced. Clashes between Hadi and Saleh supporters are prevalent. Daniel Varisco, professor of anthropology at Hofstra University, discusses the challenges Hadi faces.</p></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-26/just-one-month-after-taking-power-yemen%E2%80%99s-new-president-faces-strong-cha Worldview 3.26.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-26 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-march/2012-03-26/ap120306061272.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Yemen's new president,&nbsp; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has been in power nearly a month.&nbsp; He's facing trouble in the southern province of Abyan. According to the <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees</a> (UNHCR), the fighting has displaced more than 150,000 people since militants seized several cities in the province last May. <em>Worldview</em> will discuss the humanitarian crisis with <a href="http://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=1553" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Daniel Varisco</a>, professor of anthropology at Hofstra University.&nbsp; Also, Turkey’s Prime Minister <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/e/recep_tayyip_erdogan/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Tayyip Erdogan</a> has condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but has shown little action. One main reason is the Kurdish situation. Kurds make up only about 10 percent of Syria’s population, but they’re crucial to understanding the potential for more regional instability.&nbsp; <em>Worldview</em> discusses the Syrian-Kurdish role in the conflict with <a href="http://bped.me/about" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Ali Ezzatyar</a>, a Kurdish-American attorney and director of the <a href="http://bped.me/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Democracy in the Middle East</a>. And, it’s been more than six decades since WWII’s end, yet Germany still battles the ghosts of its Nazi past. A recent spat of public crimes committed by neo-Nazis has made it clear the problem may be growing. <em>Worldview</em> talks with David Köhler, analyst and research consultant for the German non-profit,<a href="http://www.exit-deutschland.de/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"> Exit-Deutschland</a>. It run programs to help right-wing extremists leave the movement.</p></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-26 Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about targeted killings of U.S. citizens http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-06/attorney-general-eric-holder-speaks-about-targeted-killings-us-citizens- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-06/AP120305141703.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>U.S. Attorney General <a href="http://www.justice.gov/ag/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Eric Holder</a> broke the Obama administration’s silence on the legal justification for its decision to kill American-born al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki yesterday. In a speech at <a href="http://www.law.northwestern.edu/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Northwestern University Law School</a>, Holder said the decision to kill al-Awlaki in Yemen five months ago "is among the gravest that government leaders can face.” He justified the action as legal and sometimes necessary in the war on terror. Holder accused al-Awlaki of concocting plans to kill Americans, but he never explicitly acknowledged how the administration responded by targeting the cleric for death. Instead, the attorney general outlined a three-part test to determine the legality of killing targeted U.S. citizens.<em> Worldview </em>takes a closer look at Holder’s speech with our human rights contributor, <a href="http://law.nd.edu/people/faculty-and-administration/teaching-and-research-faculty/douglass-cassel/">Doug Cassel</a>.</p></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-06/attorney-general-eric-holder-speaks-about-targeted-killings-us-citizens-