foreign policy http://kuow.org en A Look At The Candidates Running For President Of Afghanistan http://kuow.org/post/look-candidates-running-president-afghanistan <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, about the upcoming elections in Afghanistan. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:50:55 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 35724 at http://kuow.org A Look At The Candidates Running For President Of Afghanistan Rep. McDermott Hopeful Military Force Can Be Avoided In Syria http://kuow.org/post/rep-mcdermott-hopeful-military-force-can-be-avoided-syria <p>President Obama had planned to address the nation tonight to make his case for a US military strike on Syria, but the day's events may have overtaken him. Today Syrian President Bashar&nbsp;al-Assad's government accepted a Russian plan to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile, with France pitching &nbsp;a UN Security Council resolution to verify the disarmament. President Obama threw his support behind the resolution.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds talks with Washington's </span>7th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District Congressman Jim McDermott about the latest developments in the unfolding US-Syria story.</span> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:34:34 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20095 at http://kuow.org Rep. McDermott Hopeful Military Force Can Be Avoided In Syria Understanding The Situation In Syria http://kuow.org/post/understanding-situation-syria <p></p><p>Congress reconvenes today, and at the top of their agenda is deciding whether to sanction President Obama’s proposal to launch military attacks on Syria. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is denying the use of chemical weapons on civilians by his government. The situation in Syria has changed significantly since 2011 when protesters took to the streets of Damascus. Over one million children are living in refugee camps outside of the country and two million are internally displaced.</p><p>Kenneth Pollack is a senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and the author of the book “Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy.” He talked with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about the Syrian government, its relationship to the United States and its position in the Middle East.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:09:56 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20006 at http://kuow.org Understanding The Situation In Syria Kenneth Bae Convicted For Christian Mission To North Korea http://kuow.org/post/kenneth-bae-convicted-christian-mission-north-korea <p>North Korea said through its government news agency Friday that Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash., used his tour company as a front to bring a Christian mission within its borders. Bae was arrested in North Korea in November 2012 and was sentenced last week to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subverting the North Korean government. Fri, 10 May 2013 22:00:08 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher & Lisa Brooks 12882 at http://kuow.org Kenneth Bae Convicted For Christian Mission To North Korea Seattle Times Writer "Shocked" That Dennis Rodman Answered Kenneth Bae Challenge http://kuow.org/post/seattle-times-writer-shocked-dennis-rodman-answered-kenneth-bae-challenge <p>Thanh Tan says she was serious when she <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2013/05/03/dennis-rodman-kim-jong-un-kenneth-bae-north-korean-prison/">challenged </a>former NBA star Dennis Rodman to get Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash. released from a 15-year hard labor sentence in North Korea.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:31:35 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 12748 at http://kuow.org Seattle Times Writer "Shocked" That Dennis Rodman Answered Kenneth Bae Challenge State Department to North Korea: Free Kenneth Bae http://kuow.org/post/state-department-north-korea-free-kenneth-bae <p></p><p>The State Department is asking that North Korea free Kenneth Bae, a man from Lynnwood, Wash. who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor Wednesday. North Korea had accused Bae of plotting to overthrow its government.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:32:46 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 12423 at http://kuow.org State Department to North Korea: Free Kenneth Bae National Teacher Of The Year, Vali Nasr, And Being Bipolar http://kuow.org/post/national-teacher-year-vali-nasr-and-being-bipolar <p><strong>2013 Teacher Of The Year</strong><br>Jeff Charbonneau, a <a href="http://www.zillahschools.org/ZSD/charb.htm">science teacher from Zillah</a>, Washington, has been selected as 2013 National Teacher of the Year. He’ll share his wisdom and teaching style with us while en route to the White House for his award ceremony.</p><p><strong>The Dispensable Nation</strong><br>President Obama’s foreign policy emphasizes China and Asia instead of the Middle East and Europe. The administration is shifting military resources and diplomatic energy as China expands its global footprint. Former State Department Policy Advisor <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/nasrv">Vali Nasr </a>says President Obama’s foreign policy is too cautious and a danger to the future peace and security of the planet.</p><p><strong>What Is It Like To Be Bipolar? Part 2</strong><br>What does it feel like to be bipolar? How does the mental illness affect family and relationships? What misunderstandings are held by the general public? Does a person who is bipolar consider themselves “crazy?” Author Janine Crowley Haynes considers these questions in her memoir "My Kind of Crazy: Living in a Bipolar World."</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin </a>suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11805 at http://kuow.org National Teacher Of The Year, Vali Nasr, And Being Bipolar Knox Or Not: Plenty Of Cases Are Tried Without A Defendant http://kuow.org/post/knox-or-not-plenty-cases-are-tried-without-defendant Amanda Knox may never again set foot in Italy. But that doesn't mean she won't face another trial there.<p>Courts around the world — particularly in Italy — have shown themselves willing to try people in absentia.<p>On Tuesday, Italy's top court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/26/175336714/italian-court-orders-retrial-for-amanda-knox">ordered that Knox be retried</a> on murder charges. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 10407 at http://kuow.org Knox Or Not: Plenty Of Cases Are Tried Without A Defendant Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges: The Next 4 Years http://kuow.org/post/obamas-foreign-policy-challenges-next-4-years <p></p><p><strong>Scheduled for <em>Spotlight</em> on January 14 at 8:00 p.m.</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:33:26 +0000 6450 at http://kuow.org Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges: The Next 4 Years What Are The Top 5 Differences Between Obama And Romney On Foreign Policy? http://kuow.org/post/what-are-top-5-differences-between-obama-and-romney-foreign-policy <p>President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will challenge each other on foreign policy in tonight’s third and final presidential debate. How do the candidates plan to handle hot spots like Libya, Syria, and Iran?</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 2047 at http://kuow.org What Are The Top 5 Differences Between Obama And Romney On Foreign Policy?