Sean Kay

The Framework for a Deal with Iran

Apr 7, 2015

10am Last week, the United States and five other world powers--the "P5+1"--unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter's nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. Meanwhile, many Iranians celebrated the news, looking forward to economic normalization after years of sanctions. This hour we look at the details of the framework and discuss the differing opinions on it.

A Framework for a Deal with Iran

Apr 7, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry continues nuclear negotiation talks with Iran
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Last week, the United States and five other world powers–the “P5+1″–unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. 

US and Iran Nuclear Negotiation Talks

Mar 19, 2015

10 am As Secretary of State John Kerry continues nuclear negotiation talks with Iran, we will take a look at what these talks mean for the Middle East region and its effect on the relations between the United States and Iran. Plus, 47 Republican lawmakers are under fire for signing a letter warning the Ayatollah that any deal struck with the United States may not be permanent. Guests

US Foreign Policy Options in Ukraine

Feb 10, 2015

10am

After protests toppled a pro-Russian president in Ukraine, 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 in the east and divided the country. Multiple ceasefires have failed. This hour we will discuss the situation on the ground as well as foreign policy options for the US.

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10:00 For two centuries, the United States balanced its expansionist ideologies with restraint born of realism. But that balance has tipped in recent years. 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. Guests

The vote on Sunday for Crimea to join the Russian Federation raises more questions than answers, said two political and history experts on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Sean Kay, director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University, said that Russia will now have to "own responsibility for the economy" of Crimea. He also predicted a swift exodus of capital from the already economically unstable region.

10:00 Russia has assumed 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. Guests

Syria: Is Intervention the Right Move?

Sep 4, 2013

10:00 "Intervention;" "use of force;" "upgraded opposition..."  The news is riddled with these 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.   Guests

10:00 This hour, we’ll consider the President’s options going forward in a second term: foreign policy, nuclear security,  healthcare, education  and much much more. Guests

  • Paul Beck, Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University
  • Sean Kay, Chair of International Studies and Professor at Ohio Wesleyan University

10:00 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. Guests

  • Bill Hershey (longtime political writer)
  • Sean Kay (Chair of International Studies and Professor at Ohio Wesleyan University)
  • Rob Farley (Deputy Managing Editor for FactCheck.org)
  • Ryan Luckin (Senior PR Manager for XBox)

Irelands Global Economy

Mar 15, 2012

11:00 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. Guest

Ireland still is reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008.  Just three years ago, Ireland was hailed as a model of economic progress, earning its economy the nickname "The Celtic Tiger." Today, it’s future is bleak. but there’s hope. Ohio Wesleyan University Political Scientist Sean Kay says the Irish people have learned important lessons from their struggles that could benefit the rest of us.

The peace process in Northern Ireland, and the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, with Ohio Wesleyan International Relations Professor and OSU Mershon Center for International Security Studies Associate Sean Kay. Related Items:

U.S. Foreign Policy

Oct 7, 2009

U.S. foreign policy in times of conflict, with Ohio Wesleyan international relations professor and The Ohio State University Mershon Center for International Studies associate professor Sean Kay.