WBEZ | Yemen http://www.wbez.org/tags/yemen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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- Along with change, Arab Spring brought violence, uncertainty http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-02/along-change-arab-spring-brought-violence-uncertainty-94550 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-02/arabspring.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The developments of the Arab Spring keep on coming. In addition to change, the pro-democracy movement has created uncertainty in an already explosive region.</p><p>Yesterday, the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights said Syria was headed for civil war and called on the international community to protect civilians. With a first round of parliamentary elections, Egyptians took another step toward establishing a civilian government. So far, the Muslim Brotherhood's political party handily beat the liberal bloc that dominated Tahrir Square.</p><p><a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/history/fac-bios/Khalidi/faculty.html" target="_blank">Rashid Khalidi</a>, a professor at Columbia University who follows Arab politics, tells <em>Worldview</em> about the Arab Spring's aftermath.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-02/along-change-arab-spring-brought-violence-uncertainty-94550 Yemeni leader steps down, but little has changed http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/yemeni-leader-steps-down-little-has-changed-94425 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-29/yemen1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week, Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year rule over Yemen came to an end…sort of. In a deal brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saleh agreed to step down, handing over the reins to the country's vice president, who's tasked with fostering the creation of a national unity government.</p><p>While the moves are a positive step toward reform, President Saleh retains his title for up to 90 days. Nothing bars him or his son from a future in politics.</p><p>And the violence continues. Last week, security forces allegedly killed several protesters who demanded that the president not only step down but appear before an international criminal court. Today, the streets remain restive.</p><p><a href="http://pages.towson.edu/cschmitz/" target="_blank">Charles Schmitz</a>, president of the <a href="http://www.aiys.org/" target="_blank">American Institute for Yemeni Studies</a> and professor of geography at Towson University, provides analysis.</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/yemeni-leader-steps-down-little-has-changed-94425 Worldview 11.29.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112911 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-november/2011-11-29/congo1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 33 years of rule, Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, handed over power to his deputy. <a href="http://pages.towson.edu/cschmitz/" target="_blank">Charles Schmitz</a>, president of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies, says the move won't change much. This week, millions of Congolese voters headed to the polls despite widespread violence and reports of ballot stuffing, bribery and fraud. <em>Worldview</em> gets an update from Kambale Musavuli, student coordinator and spokesperson for <a href="http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the Congo</a>. Also, Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries around the world often face horrific working conditions. <a href="http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/08/anis-hidayah-indonesia" target="_blank">Anis Hidayah</a>, director of Jakarta-based Migrant Care, tells <em>Worldview</em> what's needed to protect Indonesians who cross borders to support themselves and their families.</p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112911 Was the targeted assassination of American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki legal? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-03/was-targeted-assassination-american-citizen-anwar-al-awlaki-legal-92753 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-03/yemen1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last Friday, U.S. forces killed Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone attack in Yemen, along with U.S.-born propagandist Samir Khan. The State Department just issued a travel alert to Americans, warning of a heightened risk of violence in the wake of al-Awlaki’s assassination.</p><p>A dual Yemeni-American citizen, al-Awlaki was instrumental in spreading Al Qaeda’s message throughout the Arabian Peninsula through religious sermons and savvy online outreach. His death marks the most significant milestone in the war on terror since the killing of Osama bin Laden by a special operations unit in Pakistan.</p><p>But the manner in which al-Awlaki was killed raises questions. Has the Obama administration's armed drone program become the new standard for U.S. military campaigns?&nbsp; And is it legal? Does President Obama's decision to execute a U.S. citizen without judicial process set a precedent that will transcend his administration? And how will this assasination change relations between the U.S. and Yemen? The government has already accused the U.S. of disrespect for its repeated calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. As Yemen's deputy information minister Abdu al-Janadi <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE78T0ZG20111001" target="_blank">told</a> <em>Reuters</em>, "The Americans don't even respect those who cooperate with them."</p><p><a href="http://law.nd.edu/people/faculty-and-administration/teaching-and-research-faculty/mary-ellen-oconnell/" target="_blank">Mary Ellen O’Connell</a>, a legal scholar at Notre Dame University and the vice president of the <a href="http://www.asil.org/" target="_blank">American Society of International Law</a>, discusses the ramifications of al-Awlaki's assassination.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Video of Mary Ellen O’Connell discussing the drone strikes:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-C_4UuDLVQw" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 16:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-03/was-targeted-assassination-american-citizen-anwar-al-awlaki-legal-92753