WBEZ | Yemen http://www.wbez.org/tags/yemen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Saudi Arabia escalates attacks in Yemen http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-28/saudi-arabia-escalates-attacks-yemen-112764 <p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Sheila Carapico says Saudi Arabia seeks hegemony over Yemen</strong></span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d5363326-7617-f9aa-ab49-4abce8b3e762">News coming out of Yemen seems to indicate that Saudi Arabia is making bold moves to establish a foothold in the country to counter its rival, Iran. Reports suggest that the Saudis now have boots on the ground in Yemen as it continues bombing raids against Shiite Houthi rebels. But many observers, like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, feel more attention must be paid to the &ldquo;catastrophic&rdquo; humanitarian crisis resulting from the conflict. Sheila Carapico, political science professor at the University of Richmond, will tell us why she thinks most of the news coming out of Yemen is Saudi propaganda meant to take the eye off the slaughter of civilians.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-d5363326-761e-9a34-8bd2-6b4c2e091faa"><a href="http://polisci.richmond.edu/faculty/scarapic/">Sheila Carapico</a> is</span>&nbsp;professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221328803&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Hubert Sauper&#39;s film &quot;We Come as Freinds&quot; is on Western exploitation of Sudanese</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a7cf3a61-7619-6732-9b31-05a4a66f2aa3">This week, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed a peace accord aimed at ending nearly two years of conflict. Since the start of the civil war in 2013, at least eight peace deals have collapsed before ever taking effect. &nbsp;The conflict began as power struggle between Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar. &nbsp;The latest film by director &nbsp;Hubert Sauper, &#39;<a href="http://www.wecomeasfriends.com/us/">We Come as Friends</a>&#39;, explores the moment when Sudan was being divided into two nations. &nbsp;Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Hubert Sauper join us to discuss the film and what is happening in South Sudan.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong><span>Guests:&nbsp;</span></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a7cf3a61-761d-e247-4199-2453815fb63b">Hubert Sauper is the director of the film &quot;We Come As Friends&quot;.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr">Milos Stehlik is the director of Facets Multimedia and WBEZ&rsquo;s film contributor.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221330807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Weekend Passport: Ania Jaworska exhibit,&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761a-f718-862c-aaae0b0fadfa">Chicago Dancing Festival</span>, Ugandan Kid&rsquo;s Choir and &#39;Art&#39; by Gorilla Tango</strong></span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761b-5d85-394b-248ab47f0f16"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761c-7da3-4017-dfd5477d27a8">Each week, global citizen, Nari Safavi, helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week, we&rsquo;ll hear about an <a href="http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/bmo-harris-bank-chicago-works-ania-jaworska/">exhibit</a> featuring the work of Polish artist Ania Jaworska.</span></span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> Nari Safavi is co-founder of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221330807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-28/saudi-arabia-escalates-attacks-yemen-112764 Worldview: White House climate change proposals face criticism prior to COP 21 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-08/worldview-white-house-climate-change-proposals-face-criticism-prior <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/AP980301639017.jpg" style="height: 403px; width: 620px;" title="In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, gentoo penguins stand on a rock near station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica. The melting of Antarctic glaciers as a consequence of global warming is concerning scientists as this contributes to rising sea levels which will eventually reshape the planet. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199888546&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">White House pledge on climate change</span></p><p>In late March, the Obama administration rolled out its targets to combat Climate Change ahead of the Paris Climate Talks (COP21-CMP11) due to commence at the end of 2015.&nbsp; The White House&rsquo;s goals have met with harsh criticism for either going too far or not far enough. We&rsquo;ll talk about the announcement and other climate related news with Jack Cushman. He&rsquo;s an environmental journalist and contributing editor to&nbsp;<em>Inside Climate News</em>. Cushman will critique the U.S. climate pledge and compare it to what other countries are promising. He&rsquo;s author of the book,&nbsp;<em>Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change</em>.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cda60aca-9ab2-8403-10d3-2665e5220770"><a href="https://twitter.com/jackcushmanjr">Jack Cushman</a> is an</span> environmental journalist and contributing editor with <a href="https://twitter.com/insideclimate">Inside Climate News</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199888814&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Yemen intervention</span></font></p><p>Saudi fighter jets have been hitting Houthi rebel positions around Yemen. The intervention comes as Iran is accused of giving military support to the Houthis.&nbsp; And the continued fighting between the rebels and government is creating a security gap that militants are trying to fill, according to military observers. U.S. Defense&nbsp; Secretary, Ashton Carter, says that Al-Qaeda has &quot;seized the opportunity&quot; in Yemen as the terrorist group reportedly &nbsp;attacked a border post close to Saudi Arabia.&nbsp; Sheila Carapico, political science professor at the University of Richmond, will give us her thoughts on the violence and the roles of the various players.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-325a04d4-9ab4-e5d5-1cb3-0b39f4706341"><a href="https://twitter.com/SCarapico">Sheila Carapico</a> is a </span>professor of Political Science and International Studies at the <a href="https://twitter.com/urichmond">University of Richmond</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199889541&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes: Babel Med Music Festival</span></font></p><p>Catalina Maria Johnson, host and producer of&nbsp;<em>Beat Latino</em>&nbsp;on Vocalo, is just back from the annual Babel Med Music festival in Marseille, France. This year&rsquo;s festival brought together artists from 30 different countries.&nbsp; On this week&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Global Notes</em>, Catalina joins Jerome and Tony Sarabia to talk about some of the highlights.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae72e756-9ab7-960d-526d-4a8e91f3b192"><a href="https://twitter.com/catalinamariaj">Catalina Maria Johnson</a> is host and producer of Beat Latino on Vocalo. She&rsquo;s also a regular contributor to Wall Street Journal International Magazine, Afro Pop World Wide Blog and other publications.</span></em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-08/worldview-white-house-climate-change-proposals-face-criticism-prior 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