Tensions Between Israel and Iran, Armenian Political Changes and Malaysian Elections
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 811 , Segment 1
Episode: Violence in Israel, Pitfalls of Body Cam Footage, Ebola Outbreak
- May 14, 2018 11:00 pm
- 21:05 mins
Guest: Quinn Mecham, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University More than 40 Palestinians were killed and more than a thousand injured by Israeli soldiers in clashes along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The protests coincided with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, a move fraught with political tension. Armenia is undergoing political change as a new Prime Minister is sworn in. We'll discuss the circumstances leading up to Nikol Pashinian becoming Prime Minister and the political challenges facing the country. Malaysia’s recent elections saw shocking results: an oppositional coalition formed a government and dethroned the incumbent party for the first time in more than half a century. What does the peaceful transition of government say about democracy in Malaysia?