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Apr 26, 2021. Ann Karagozian, director of The Promise Armenian Institute and distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA, was interviewed by Los Angeles NPR station KCRW about the meaning of Biden's recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Listen to the "Press Play with Madeleine Brand" interview.
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Apr 9, 2021. The response to farmworkers' protests against working conditions on banana and coffee plantations and against land encroachment in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in the 1930s, "was more [U.S.] military aid and the escalation of the dictatorship… That went on until the 1970s when opposition groups became more organized and eventually culminated in the civil wars of the 1980s," said UCLA sociologist Cecilia Menjívar, faculty member of the Center for the Study of International Migration, in an interview with Mother Jones. Menjívar's work was also cited in a recent New York Times Magazine article on the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program.
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March 10, 2021. Asked by Israeli daily Ha'aretz to comment on President Biden's recent airstrikes on Syria, Kal Raustiala responded, “[T]he issue becomes: Are you invited by the state involved? It's fine if you're invited to do that by the sovereign, or if you have a [UN] Security Council resolution, or you're engaged in self-defense.” Raustiala, director of the Burkle Center for International Relations and professor of law at UCLA, added, “A country like the United States typically wants to stop the attack, and make sure it never happens again, but some people are uncomfortable with that.”
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Feb. 22, 2020. Ben Radd, research fellow at the Center for Middle East Development, spoke on KPCC's "AirTalk" about U.S. plans to rejoin the JCPOA in the current international setting. While many Arab nations are more closely aligned against Iran than several years ago, Radd pointed out, "The Europeans... are eager to get Iran back into compliance.They were very much opposed to the United States withdrawing and also [against] attempts last year by then Secretray of State Pompeo to reimpose United Nations sanctions against Iran."
Feb. 26, 2021. See Radd's comments on the evolving U.S.-Saudi relationship on BCC World News.