Afghanistan http://publicradiotulsa.org en "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/status-womens-rights-afghanistan <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Charlotte Ponticelli, the recently named Program Director for the American Committees on Foreign Relations, who was a guest of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last night. At that event, she gave an address entitled "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan." Ponticelli is an international consultant as well as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America. She has more than twenty years' experience working for the U.S. Wed, 07 May 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 59215 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan" "The New 'Great Game:' Central Asia in Geopolitics Today" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-great-game-central-asia-geopolitics-today <p>How will U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan change once NATO forces start withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2014? It's a question (or a pair of questions) that's been widely discussed, and widely debated, of late. But what about, moreover, our relations with the so-called "stans" of Central Asia --- namely, the five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, Professor of Political Science and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:36:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 30858 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New 'Great Game:' Central Asia in Geopolitics Today" Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/rajiv-chandrasekaran-washinton-post-war-within-war-afghanistan <p>On this edition of our program, we are pleased to speak with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor with The Washington Post, whose newest book (just out in June of this year) is called "Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan." This book, like much of Chandrasekaran's tireless reporting over the last several years, basically explores America's response to both al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan --- a complex, often difficult, and ongoing military engagement that now stands as the longest war in U.S. history. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:18:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 26135 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan" Funeral set for Oklahoma Sailor killed in Afghanistan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/funeral-set-oklahoma-sailor-killed-afghanistan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) &mdash; A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday for an Oklahoma sailor who was killed in Afghanistan.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">A service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Downtown Pentecostal Church in Shawnee for hospitalman Eric Warren, who was killed May 26th when an improvised explosive device detonated in the Sangin District of Helmand province.</span></p> Sun, 03 Jun 2012 14:48:49 +0000 Associated Press 19823 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Funeral set for Oklahoma Sailor killed in Afghanistan Memorial Day 2012: Oklahoman Killed in Afghanistan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/memorial-day-2012-oklahoman-killed-afghanistan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash;</span><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The Department of Defense announced Sunday that Hospitalman Eric Warren died Saturday of wounds he received when an improvised explosive device detonated in the Sangin District of Helmand Province. His age wasn&#39;t listed in the news release, and the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office didn&#39;t immediately return a call seeking additional information on Sunday.</span></p> Mon, 28 May 2012 14:32:28 +0000 Associated Press 19464 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Memorial Day 2012: Oklahoman Killed in Afghanistan Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-soldier-dies-afghanistan <p>CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) &mdash; The Department of Defense says a soldier from Oklahoma has died in Afghanistan.</p><div><p>The department says 25-year-old Spc. James E. Dutton of Checotah died Saturday in Logar province in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas.</p><p>No details were available about how Dutton died.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:39:10 +0000 Associated Press 15999 at http://publicradiotulsa.org