Mar. 26, 2012
Yemen's new president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has been in power nearly a month. He's facing trouble in the southern province of Abyan. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the fighting has displaced more than 150,000 people since militants seized several cities in the province last May. Worldview will discuss the humanitarian crisis with Daniel Varisco, professor of anthropology at Hofstra University. Also, Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan 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. Worldview discusses the Syrian-Kurdish role in the conflict with Ali Ezzatyar, a Kurdish-American attorney and director of the Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Democracy in the Middle East. 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. Worldview talks with David Köhler, analyst and research consultant for the German non-profit, Exit-Deutschland. It run programs to help right-wing extremists leave the movement.