international politics en Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border <p>Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today’s that’s changed.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:11:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43848 at Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border Politics Day: International Developments <p>The Obama administration is asking for #3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the flood of unaccompanied children coming illegally into the U.S.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, we talk about the politics behind this latest chapter in the immigration debate. Also, our guests analyze the latest developments in the Middle East, Ukraine and the disputed presidential election in Afghanistan.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:21:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43485 at Politics Day: International Developments Ukrainian Violence and Politics <div>In about two weeks, the first of at least six Republican primaries will feature establishment Senate incumbents versus Tea Party challengers. Host Ben Kieffer and political analysts<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;look at these primaries and the GOP’s bid to retake the U.S. Senate. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, A U.N. panel accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity, and Ukraine erupts again. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:20:34 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 36509 at Ukrainian Violence and Politics Olympics Don't Ease U.S. Russian Strain <p>Just outside the spotlight of these Olympic games in Sochi, Russia and the U.S. are navigating a tense point in their relationship.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College and Tim Hagel, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about the tension and the ongoing cooperation between the U.S and Russia.&nbsp; They also reflect on the U.S. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:02:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 36194 at Olympics Don't Ease U.S. Russian Strain An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories <p>In this News Buzz program, hear six short interviews about: the Iowa Juvenile Home, the Olympics in Russia, an embarrassing phone conversation involving the U.S. State Department, a cyber-security competition, a deadly snowmobile accident and safety concerns, and the analysis of flood prediction.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:51:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35968 at An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories Politics Day: Syria <p>How will Iowa’s congressional delegation vote on the question of possible military action in Syria? This show features discussion about<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the factors that congress will consider, why President Obama chose this path, and how his decision might affect the power of the presidency at home and abroad.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:55:26 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28571 at Politics Day: Syria Susan Rice as National Security Advisor, Syria and Turkey <p> President Obama has chosen U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor.&nbsp; Rice withdrew her name from consideration as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's replacement after drawing criticism from Republicans for statements made about the attack on the U.S. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:39:37 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 21951 at Susan Rice as National Security Advisor, Syria and Turkey Tensions Rise with North Korea <p>The U.S. Navy is shifting a guided-missile destroyer to waters off the Korean peninsula. This comes in the wake of ongoing aggressive rhetoric from North Korea. On this Politics Day, we ask Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College to share their political analysis of the situation. We also cover the other international hotspots in the news.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:06:25 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18651 at Tensions Rise with North Korea Politics Day: International Concerns <p>As drones proliferate and become more sophisticated, what questions does this raise in the international arena? Do drones present challenges we’ve never faced before?<br><br>It's politics day here on the program, and this hour we cast our analysis to the world outside our border. We take a look at how new technology, drones and cyber attacks, are shaping international politics. Also, updates on Syria, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Our analysts are Lindsay Cohn, of the University of Northern Iowa, and Jim McCormick, of Iowa State University.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:30:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 17624 at Politics Day: International Concerns Politics Day: Drones & International Politics <div>Legal experts have expressed grave reservations about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can <a href="" target="_blank">order the killing</a> of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida.</div><div>On today's River to River we’ll talk about the drone controversy and other international political issues with analysts Jim McCormick of Iowa State University and David Skidmore of Drake University.</div><div Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:05:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14584 at Politics Day: Drones & International Politics