WBEZ | Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/tags/ukraine Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: War in Ukraine Could Escalate http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-05-01/worldview-war-ukraine-could-escalate-111976 <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/ukraine%20cms_0.JPG" title="Ukrainian tank at frontline near Mariupol in Feb 2015 (Photo by Askold Krushelnycky)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203476188&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></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Ukraine/Russia Hostilities Could Soon Escalate</span></span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Journalist Askold Krushelnycky has covered Russia and Ukraine for decades - from accompanying mujahedin groups as they fought in the Soviet-Afghan war to watching Russian troops land in Crimea. Krushelnycky was recently embedded with Ukraine&rsquo;s 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion fighting in the port city of Mariupol. He&rsquo;s in Chicago to talk about what he&rsquo;s witnessed in the current standoff between Ukraine and Russia. And Krushelnycky will tell us what he believes are the chances of more major military action in Ukraine in the coming months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Guest:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Askold Krushelnycky is an independent journalist, formerly correspondent for the Sunday Times and editor of the Kyiv Post</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><em>EVENT: </em></strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><a href="http://uima-chicago.org/on-the-battlefields-of-ukraine-life-with-a-volunteer-battalion/">On the battlefields of Ukraine: life with a volunteer battalion Journalist - Askold Krushelnycky</a></em></div><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90">Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Saturday, May 2nd at 6pm, </span></em><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90">2320 W Chicago Ave.</span></em><em style="line-height: 1.2;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a28baadf-10fc-3ac8-10ce-d062c95abb90"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203476977&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></span></em></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Milos Stehlik Talks with Ivo Felt about the Estonian film &#39;Tangerines&#39;</span></span></p><p><em>Tangerines(Mandariinid)</em> is set in 1992, just as the Soviet Union was breaking apart and tensions flared between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists. The film tells of two soldiers, from opposing sides. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and the film&#39;s producer, Ivo Felt, discuss the film.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em>Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film contributor and director of Facets Multimedia</em></p><p><em>Ivo Felt, producer of the film Tangerines (Mandariinid) </em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203478829&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></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Weekend Passport: Poesia en Abril and Chicago Asian-American Author Readings</span></span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. On this literary edition of weekend passport we&rsquo;ll tell you about a Spanish language poetry festival and a celebration of Asian American writers.</p><p><strong><span>Guests:</span></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Noah Cruikshank (Crook-shank) is the Marketing Manager at Open Books and the Board President of the Chicago Writers Conference</span></em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Vu Tran (Voo Tran) is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago and author of the upcoming novel </span>Dragonfish.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1126-987e-77c5-3e0a97853fbf">Irizelma Robles Alvarez is a Puerto Rican poet, essayist and anthropologist. </span></em></p><p dir="ltr"><strong><em><span>EVENTS:</span></em></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1128-4c24-8c24-edb2b0f5092b">1) Vu Tran will participate in r</span>eadings with Chicago-based Asian American authors Nami Mun, and Alec Nevala-Lee.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b9f2abe-1129-3412-0143-d9c60db76c05">Friday, May 1st, 6 pm, Open Books River North, 213 W. Institute Place, </span>Event co-organized by Open Books and the Chicago Writers Conference</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>2) Irizelma Robles Alvarez will perform as part of the Poetry Foundation&rsquo;s Poesia en Abril event.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em>Friday, May 1st at Comfort Station in Logan Square (there are also readings and events on Saturday)</em></p></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-05-01/worldview-war-ukraine-could-escalate-111976 Worldview: How does the U.S. deal with ISIS and the Ukraine? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-24/worldview-how-does-us-deal-isis-and-ukraine-111612 <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/AP32863912677_1.jpg" style="height: 442px; width: 620px;" title="In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq, as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets in Syria. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192840240&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">&quot;Between a rock and a hard place:&quot; U.S. foreign policy with ISIS and Ukraine</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-85a0631f-bd68-cacf-90f6-b9c104becf0f">Security in the Middle East is in turmoil because of ISIS. While the recent beheading of 21 Coptic Christians is generating focused media attention, political leaders are at odds over what, if anything, can be done about ISIS. And in other news, pressure is intensifying on the Obama administration to consider arming Ukraine against Russia-backed rebels. We&rsquo;ll talk with the University of Chicago&rsquo;s John Mearsheimer about what he thinks can, and can&rsquo;t be done, about ISIS and the situation in Ukraine.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-85a0631f-bd69-40d3-ca0d-4da6c1f8eaa4"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>John Mearsheimer is a&nbsp;</em></span><em>professor of political science at the <a href="https://twitter.com/UChicago">University of Chicago</a>, author of the books</em> The Tragedy of Great Power Politics <em>and </em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192840583&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">What happened to Crimea?</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-de1b3d44-bd6a-9cda-61b1-42ab06825ab2">It&rsquo;s been nearly a year since Russia annexed Crimea. In March, 2014 &nbsp;Crimeans voted in a referendum where 97.6 percent were said to have voted to join Russia. &nbsp;Many countries have never recognized that vote. President Obama called the Russian annexation &quot;</span>illegitimate.&quot;&nbsp;Journalist Dimiter Kenarov went to Crimea to find out how annexation is working out and wrote about it in Foreign Policy. In his piece &nbsp;<em>Putin&rsquo;s Peninsula Is a Lonely Island </em>&nbsp;he writes, &ldquo;The place feels sad and forlorn-like an abandoned amusement park.&quot;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span style="font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="https://twitter.com/dkenarov">Dimiter Kenarov</a> is a journalist for <a href="https://twitter.com/ForeignPolicy">Foreign Policy</a> stationed in Crimea.</span></em></p></p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-24/worldview-how-does-us-deal-isis-and-ukraine-111612 The human angle to the Ukraine conflict http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-06/human-angle-ukraine-conflict-111516 <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/AP745161862320.jpg" style="height: 356px; width: 620px;" title="A resident rides his bicycle through a destroyed street in the town of Vuhlehirsk, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><p dir="ltr"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189848075&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The Ukranian crisis hits home</span></font></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a04d95d6-60fd-cd35-be14-02804a474b2a">Fighting keeps ramping up in eastern Ukraine.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-a04d95d6-60fd-cd35-be14-02804a474b2a">NATO reports there are hundreds of Russian tanks and armored vehicles there which Russia denies.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-a04d95d6-60fd-cd35-be14-02804a474b2a">The United Nations&rsquo; refugee agency says the conflict has killed more than five thousand people and displaced nearly one million inside the country.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-a04d95d6-60fd-cd35-be14-02804a474b2a">Local authorities are evacuating people, but many are still trapped in basements and buildings by the fighting.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-a04d95d6-60fd-cd35-be14-02804a474b2a">The White House is considering whether to send arms.</span>The Chicago region&rsquo;s home to a big Ukrainian population. &nbsp;We have two members of the community here today to tell us what people think of the conflict, and how they&rsquo;re affected.</p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189848910&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=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;">Red Army: a documentary about the Soviet hockey team</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-567fbaa2-6104-aac1-91ad-d034afd66b1a">During the Cold War, &nbsp;the U.S. and former Soviet Union avoided squaring off directly on the battlefield, &nbsp;but they did use sports as a vehicle to assert dominance. Many films and documentaries tell of the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team (&ldquo;Miracle on Ice&rdquo;). But the feature documentary, </span>Red Army, tells the little-told story the USSR&rsquo;s Red Army hockey team, through the eyes of famed team captain Viachaslav Fetisov. WBEZ film contributor, Milos Stehlik, talked with Red Army&rsquo;s director, Chicagoan Gabe Polsky, &nbsp;about documenting the uniqueness of this history-making team.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189849582&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;">Weekend Passport: The Wild and Scenic Film festival in Evanston</span></font></p><p>Every week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week we&rsquo;ll tell you about an environmental film festival in Evanston and the 25th annual Iran Film Festival.</p></p> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-06/human-angle-ukraine-conflict-111516 Conflict escalates in the Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-29/conflict-escalates-ukraine-111475 <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/AP428413196430.jpg" style="height: 424px; width: 620px;" title="Ukrainian servicemen put their dogs under the jackets to keep them warm in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188525020&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></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">The latest on the crisis in Ukraine </span></p><p>The fighting in Eastern Ukraine heated up again this week. Now, EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia. NATO says hundreds of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles are in east Ukraine. We&rsquo;ll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/andrewsweiss">Andrew Weiss</a> is VP for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace</em>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188525356&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></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">Dominican nun from Illinois visits Iraq</span></p><p>Dominican nun Marcelline Koch was recently in Iraq with a group of U.S. nuns to monitor and document the current humanitarian crisis, especially for the religious minorities like the Yazadis and Christians. Sister Marcelline is back to tell us about the conditions these people live in, which she describes as a &ldquo;mortal sin.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>Marcelline Koch is a <a href="https://twitter.com/Dominican_Order">Dominican</a> nun.</em></p></p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-29/conflict-escalates-ukraine-111475 Unrest in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-17/unrest-mexico-111110 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP454844911699.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Protesters are calling for the resignation of Mexican President Peña Nieto. They&#39;re angry about how the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing earlier this year. We&#39;ll talk with Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Unrest in Mexico" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-17/unrest-mexico-111110 Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP2079510166.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-08/ceasefire-eastern-ukraine-110766 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP801550734731.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire last Friday, but shelling over the weekend in Donetsk could threaten the peace. We&#39;ll get an update from Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ceasefire-in-eastern-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-08/ceasefire-eastern-ukraine-110766 NATO considers military action to counter Russia http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-02/nato-considers-military-action-counter-russia-110734 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP562786984527.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Over the weekend, EU and NATO leaders reportedly considered possible solutions to Russia&#39;s invasion into Ukraine, including the possibility of a NATO rapid-reaction force. John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago will explain the politics of the situation.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: NATO considers military action to counter Russia" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-02/nato-considers-military-action-counter-russia-110734 Russian troops in Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-29/russian-troops-ukraine-110728 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP560589181576.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>NATO has accused Russia of illegally sending its troops into Ukraine. NATO says it has proof that Russian troops are fighting alongside Ukrainian separatists. We&#39;ll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss. Weiss served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-invades-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-invades-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russia-invades-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Russian troops in Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-29/russian-troops-ukraine-110728 Military action in Pakistan http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-14/military-action-pakistan-110658 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP737825746234 (1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We&#39;ll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-military-action-in-pakistan/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-military-action-in-pakistan.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-military-action-in-pakistan" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Military action in Pakistan" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-14/military-action-pakistan-110658