The Middle East http://kwgs.org en Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" http://kwgs.org/post/best-st-2013-lawrence-arabia <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we listen back to our conversation with author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and other war- and strife-torn countries. Anderson's newest book, which he speaks about on today's show, is "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East." One New York Times book critic has hailed this work as "fine, sophisticated, richly detailed...[and] filled with invaluably complex and fine-tuned information.... Eminently readable.... Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:02:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 52453 at http://kwgs.org Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East" http://kwgs.org/post/lawrence-arabia-war-deceit-imperial-folly-and-making-modern-middle-east <p>On this edition of ST, we chat with the author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and many other strife-torn countries, and whose writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper&#39;s, and Outside. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:44:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 47602 at http://kwgs.org "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East" Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?" http://kwgs.org/post/middle-east-journalist-barbara-slavin-iran-gets-new-president-will-it-make-difference <p>Our guest is Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center who's also the Washington correspondent for <a href="http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/home.html">Al-Monitor.com</a>, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:46:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 46569 at http://kwgs.org Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?" Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil" http://kwgs.org/post/ambassador-molly-williamson-formerly-us-state-department-geopolitics-oil <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Molly Williamson, a highly experienced former Foreign Service Officer who served six U.S. Presidents over the course of a long, far-flung career, eventually achieving the rank of Career Minister. Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, she held important positions within the U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce, State, and Defense. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:02:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 37283 at http://kwgs.org Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil" "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" http://kwgs.org/post/how-early-christians-invented-story-martyrdom <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:33:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 36282 at http://kwgs.org "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration" http://kwgs.org/post/foreign-policy-challenges-new-administration <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Colton, who's still pursuing an active, long-running, and wide-ranging career in diplomacy, journalism, foreign-relations scholarship, and U.S. and international politics and education. Such work has taken her to more than 100 countries; she's taught and/or delivered lectures on six different continents. Last night, Dr. Colton addressed to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations on the topic of "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration" --- which will be, of course, in this case a second Obama Administration. Dr. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:19:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 29530 at http://kwgs.org "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration" A Chat with the Turkish Journalist Mustafa Akyol, Author of "Islam Without Extremes" http://kwgs.org/post/chat-turkish-journalist-mustafa-akyol-author-islam-without-extremes <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Mustafa Akyolm, a columnist for two Turkish newspapers whose work has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere. He's also spoken at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the TED conference. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:05:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 28132 at http://kwgs.org A Chat with the Turkish Journalist Mustafa Akyol, Author of "Islam Without Extremes" "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/true-story-obsession-faith-and-pursuit-ancient-bible-encore-presentation <p>The uprising in Syria continues to be a cause of great concern around the globe as fighting intensifies between rebel forces and pro-government soldiers, with much of the combat occurring in and near the ancient trading city of Aleppo, in northwestern Syria. On this installment of ST, as we listen back to an interview that first aired in late May, we offer another story of Aleppo --- and of one of Judaism&#39;s most sacred texts. Our guest is the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:52:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 23397 at http://kwgs.org "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.) "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" http://kwgs.org/post/true-story-obsession-faith-and-pursuit-ancient-bible <p>On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:05:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 19682 at http://kwgs.org "A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible"