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A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan.
 
The International Power Hour is an international affairs program from Indiana University Southeast’s Horizon Radio. The show is co-hosted by professors of political science and international studies, Drs. Jean Abshire and Cliff Staten. Listen each week for an informative discussion about timely issues of global importance.
 
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This week's show features stories from Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190412.mp3 From CUBA- A few hours ago Julian Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and charged in court for conspiracy at the request of the US Justice department. The first st ...…
 
In this episode we explore disability policy in the international sphere with Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot, an expert on the subject working out of Romania through a Fulbright scholarship. We apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced in this episode!
 
This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190405.mp3 From JAPAN- The Japanese government is drawing up long-term strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions before June. 4 Japanese motorcycle manufacturers are pursuing unified standards fo ...…
 
Today we explore the Mueller report, Thai elections, a Brexit update, the situations in Golan Heights and Gaza, as well as lifting sanctions on North Korea. We end with another episode of Passports & Politics: Cuba – Beyond Havana! (Photo by Pixabay user geralt, used under Pixabay license.)
 
As part of our new occasional series “Passports and Politics,” Cliff shared tips for visiting Cuba beyond Havana (especially Santiago de Cuba) with your mind on political travel. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons user user Cvbr. Used under the Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication license.)
 
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190329.mp3 From GERMANY- Mexican President Obrador has asked the Vatican and Spain to apologize for the conquest of Central America 500 years ago. The EU parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban the ...…
 
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190322.mp3 From GERMANY- In the past 2 years Google has been fined over 8 billion euros by the EU. The German government has not spent the levels of money supporting military operations as demanded by the US- the US Amb ...…
 
Jean shares tips & some travel experiences about using public transit to get around while on a trip overseas. If political travel is, in part, about experiencing life like a local, a good way to get an introduction is to move through life in the same way as the people in the community you’re visiting. It is less expensive than alternatives, gen ...…
 
We discuss the BDS Movement (Boycott, Disinvest, Sanction) targeting Israel and advocating for Palestinian rights, the recent summit between Trump & Kim Jong Un, the recent rise in tensions between nuclear powers India & Pakistan, political violence in Haiti, and a brief Venezuela update. We end with another episode of Passports & Politics: Tra ...…
 
This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190315.mp3 From SPAIN- Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets on International Womens Day- as the far-right rises in Spain there is worry that modern progress in gender equality may be revok ...…
 
Ambassador James P. Zumwalt of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Dr. Satu Limaye from the East-West Center in Washington join us to explore economic, security, and diplomatic issues in US-Japan relations! Thanks to the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA for making this possible!…
 
We talk with Teagan Sage, an IU Southeast International Studies major who grew up in Germany. We talk about daily life in Germany, including the education system, as well as the experience of coming to college in the US after growing up overseas, and what it is like to be truly bi-cultural. (Photo by Pixabay user 3dman_eu, used under Pixabay li ...…
 
France has been shaken by weeks of protests challenging the government of Pres. Macron and, most recently, showing ugly signs of right-wing extremism. Our guest, French professor Dr. Charles Pooser, helps us understand that background and context of protest in France and the Yellow Vests in particular. (Yellow vests photo by Wikimedia Commons u ...…
 
Venezuela: With our guest, historian Dr. Quinn Dauer, we examine the dramatic political events in the country with the world’s largest known petroleum reserves! The dueling claims to the presidency, US interests and actions, the history of right-wing political control, and the rise of the left and Chavismo are all topics for discussion.…
 
As part of our new occasional series “Passports and Politics,” Cliff shared tips for visiting Havana with your mind on political travel. (Photo via Pixabay user Falkenpost. Used under Pixabay license.)
 
We look at recent developments relating to peace efforts in Afghanistan, the US & then Russian withdrawals from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the situation with Chinese company Huawei and international relations implications thereof, as well as Nicaragua, Brexit quick updates. Then Cliff shared tips for visiting Havan ...…
 
Our guest, physicist Dr. Kyle Forinash, explains what we know and how we know it about climate change in layperson’s terms and then we consider just a few of the ways that climate change will affect international politics, such as refugee flows, conflict over resources, and more.
 
With IU Southeast Chancellor and Northern Ireland native Ray Wallace, we discuss the latest developments in Brexit, the move of the United Kingdom out of the European Union and, especially, the challenges posed by and to Northern Ireland in that process. Dr. Wallace was recently in Northern Ireland and has first-hand insight as to the threats t ...…
 
Jean introduces the new occasional series. Passports and Politics focusing on travel as a political act and shares an experience from her studies in East Germany to illustrate the idea.
 
We discuss what will surely be major news events to monitor in the coming year — immigration, Brexit, trade/tariffs, Russia, and Syria/Middle East. We also premier a new occasional feature, Passports & Politics. Jean introduces the ideas of travel as a political act and one of her own experiences from her time studying in East Germany. (Photo v ...…
 
We discuss the roots and major events and developments in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. If you are unclear about how this conflict came about or about major events in the history of the conflict, join us — our Middle East expert, Ken Stammerman helps clarify.
 
We talked about the G20 summit in Argentina, the increased conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the migrant caravan, Brexit, and the recently published US climate report.
 
Our occasional series featuring people from international backgrounds who are right here in our own community continues with Laura Rodriguez from Cuba. Laura grew up in Camaguey, Cuba. We chat about her life in Cuba and the challenges of adjusting to life in the United States.
 
Our guest is Kelsey Timmerman, author of “Where Am I Wearing?”, “Where Am I Eating?”, and his latest book “Where Am I Giving?” We talk about his journey tracing common items of food and clothing back to their sources, and the impact of our daily choices as consumers.
 
Our guest is Dr. Amy S. Patterson of the University of the South. Dr. Patterson is an expert on civil society and its contributions to democracy in Africa. In particular, she has looked at religious groups and their role in dealing with the AIDS and Ebola crises and how this contributes to the democratization process.?…
 
Dr. Linda Johannson and Dr. Susanne Johanneson from Jönköping University in Sweden join us to talk about Sweden: its political system, healthcare, and educational systems. We also touch on the issue of immigration and how it has affected the political system, as well as a bit on international education programs like those supported by the Europ ...…
 
We talk about the migrant caravan, the “new” NAFTA agreement, Brazil’s newly elected president, an update on Brexit, the announced departure of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the latest on the re-education camps for Uyghurs in China.
 
A look at Saudi foreign relations & some internal politics since Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman increased his power: We discuss the murder of US-based journalist Khashoggi, the war in Yemen, the kidnapping of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and the blockade of neighboring Qatar with our guest, retired US Foreign Service Officer Ken Stamm ...…
 
Our guest, journalist Zaw Hlaing, shared his experiences as a young democracy activist in Burma who had to flee to safety in India. He eventually came to the US – to Indiana! – and now works for the Burmese-language section of Voice of America, based in Washington, D.C. His work as a journalist takes him back to Burma annually. He shared his in ...…
 
This week we looked at Argentina’s economic and political crises, in particular looking at the background and the economic policies that paved the foundation for today’s problems. Our guest was historian Dr. Quinn Dauer, an expert in Argentine history who regularly spends time in Argentina.
 
With our guest, chemist Dr. Elaine Haub, we discuss chemical weapons – how they have been used in recent years, efforts to control their spread and use, and, in particular, the science behind how they work, how easy they are to produce and use, and the issues involved with responding to a chemical weapons attack, both in treatment of victims an ...…
 
This week’s topic is microcredit/microfinance, a development model based on the work of Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus. With our guest, sociologist Dr. Veronica Medina, we looked at the microfinance model in general, as it originated and then developed over time, and then specifically about Dr. Medina’s work on microfinance ...…
 
Brexit update, trade relations with the EU, right-wing politics in Europe, update on sonic attacks in Cuba & China, update on the nerve agent attack in the UK, Brazil’s election, and a new peace agreement between Ethiopia & Eritrea. (Image: BREXIT Leave. UK EU Leave logo. Photo by Flickr user Rareclass. June 5, 2016. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ...…
 
Our occasional series on how the global is local: An interview with community member Lillian Rose about her work with the Hispanic Connection, a private, not-for-profit organization that offers assistance to our local immigrant community.
 
Latin American Focus: Mexico and NAFTA; Nicaragua and Venezuela in meltdown; and an update on Cuba. Image: North American Free Trade Agreement Logo by AlexCovarrubias, used under the CC BY 2.5 license.
 
We discuss the major international summit meetings of the summer with North Korea, Russia, and two with our European allies and look at the implications of the summits and the condition of the relationships. (Photo: This photo comes from the website of the President of the Russian Federation, via Wikimedia Commons, and is licensed under the Cre ...…
 
Mexico’s up-coming election, Italy’s political crisis, Colombia’s presidential election, Nicaragua’s protests & political violence, Ireland’s abortion referendum, and challenges to Spain’s governing coalition.
 
We focus on Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum, Venezuelan election results, more allegations of foreign support for the Trump campaign, and the British royal wedding and how it bumps up against issues of British national identity, race relations, and immigration policy.
 
Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem, 70 years since the founding, 70 years since “the catastrophe” (Nakba) — lots of complicated issues here. We will delve into them this week — with the help of our favorite Middle East expert guest, Ken Stammerman.?
 
Pres. Trump’s repudiation of the Iran nuclear agreement, the confirmation hearings of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, and the confirmation of Secretary of State Pompeo, events in Nicaragua, upcoming Colombian election,? and Malaysia’s close electoral race.
 
Weapons like WannaCry, Not Petya, and Stuxnet are already here. Learn more about these weapons through our discussion about the threats and tools of cyberwarfare with computer scientist Dr. John F. Doyle as our guest.
 
This week we look at recent news about violence in Gaza, the US State Department’s new Human Rights Report, political unrest in Nicaragua, North Korea and the denuclearization discussion, and French President Macron’s state visit to the US and the related issue of the Iranian nuclear deal.?
 
International News Forum with a focus on Syria – chemical attack, US/UK/French response, and more. With some discussion about the leadership transition in Cuba. With Middle-East expert and retired US Foreign Service Officer Ken Stammerman as our guest.
 
?U.S. foreign aid with the purpose of international development assistance is this week’s focus. With our guest, economist Dr. Johnny Alse, we examine the different types of aid, where it goes, pros & cons of giving aid, and if it makes a difference.
 
Analysis of recent major stories: Trump’s tariffs and China’s retaliation, Russia’s diplomatic tit-for-tat with the West in response the nerve agent attack in the UK, Trump’s response to reports of caravans of Honduran immigrants coming to the US, and North Korea’s emerging statecraft — also a little on corruption, elections, and the courts in ...…
 
The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in March 2019. One of the most difficult elements of the exit negotiations is the border between (British) Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace shares his experiences growing up in war-torn Northern Ireland and then discusses the near disappearance of ...…
 
Our diplomats abroad perform many functions both for our country and citizens abroad. Recently retired Foreign Service Officer George Aldridge shares his insights about our diplomatic corp – what it is like to be a foreign service officer and the application process, what services they provide to Americans abroad, and the highs and lows of repr ...…
 
The first in our occasional series, Our World at Home, in which we talk with representatives from different international communities in southern Indiana and Louisville. In this episode we speak with people from the American-Turkish Friendship Association, learning about the activities of the Association, issues faced by members of this communi ...…
 
A look at recent news developments including Trump’s steel & aluminum tariffs, China’s newly term-limit-free presidency, Russia’s newly announced weapons systems, as well as updates on some earlier topics.
 
Puerto Rico – why we would talk about this in an international context, major points in history & status relative to the U.S., as well as the situation since Hurricane Maria. With special guests Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and Jose Aponte.
 
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