February 10, 2015
Ukraine has been in turmoil for a year. After protests, Russian president Putin sent troops into the Crimean peninsula and annexed it. Now the Ukrainian government faces a pro-Russian rebellion that has seized several cities. Multiple ceasefires have failed. On All Sides, we will discuss what further actions, if any, the US should take in Ukraine.
September 2, 2014
For two centuries, the U.S. balanced its expansionist ideologies with restraint born of realism. But that balance has tipped. This hour we’ll look at the foreign policy that helped the country emerge as a world power, and the costs of abandoning realist roots. Plus we’ll look at the future of American power in a world requiring adaptable leadership
March 17, 2014
Russia’s foreign minister has said his country and the US have no common vision on the crisis in Ukraine. Russia refuses to acknowledge its troops in Crimea, and tensions are high as Ukraine is set to vote on whether to become part of the Russian Federation. This hour we’ll get an update on the latest events in Ukraine, and their implications.
March 4, 2014
Russia has assumed occupational control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, sending armed troops to the region to surround military posts. Meanwhile, the US has threatened to isolate Russia, and announced plans to aid Ukraine. This hour we’ll talk about what these new developments mean for Russia and Ukraine and why the West is worried.
September 4, 2013
The news is full of euphemistic terms as the US decides whether to take military action in Syria. In light of evidence suggesting the Assad regime used chemical weapons to kill over a thousand civilians, President Obama has proposed limited strikes. We’ll get an update on Syria this hour and discuss the pros and cons of intervention.
January 22, 2013
This hour, weâ€™ll consider the Presidentâ€™s options going forward in a second term: foreign policy, nuclear security, healthcare, education and much much more.
October 23, 2012
Debate season is officially over this morning. On this hour, we’ll recap the final Presidential Debate of the 2012 election and discuss the final weeks before the election on Nov. 6.
March 15, 2012
A green Chicago river, green drinks and a lot of green clothes…. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and Americans will fully celebrate Irish culture this weekend. Ireland, however, could still be reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about Ireland’s global economy.
March 17, 2011
Hear about Irelandâ€™s dramatic financial collapse and hopes for an economic renewal, with Ohio Wesleyan University Politics and Government Professor Sean Kay
September 1, 2010
The peace process in Northern Ireland, and the U.S. policy in Afghanistan