Tim Schorn

Tim Schorn On Iran

Sep 17, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment .. September 17, 2019 Show 660 Hour 1

Tehran says no direct negotiations with the U.S. are on the table. President Trump stops short of directly blaming Iran for a major attack on Saudi Arabian oil installations. 

Tensions In Gulf Of Oman

Jun 18, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 18, 2019 Show 598 Hour 2

Tension has been high in the Gulf of Oman. Last week, two oil tankers were damaged in the Gulf through an act of sagotage. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been putting pressure on Iran to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal further.

Tim Schorn, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, unpacks the issues and events.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 2, 2019 Show 486 Hour 1

Tim Schorn is director of international studies and associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. He joins us today to discuss the decision that President Trump has made to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

The United States, the UK and France targeted the Basher Al-Assad regime in Syria over the weekend. According to the U.S. Air Force, two B1 Bombers from the Ellsworth 347th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fired 19 joint air to surface standoff missiles during the attacks.

Tim Schorn is director of international studies and associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.

In The Moment ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 1 

Timothy Schorn, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota joins the program to discuss President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 29, 2017 Show 166 Hour 2

Tim Schorn is the Director of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.He's with us today to talk about Afghanistan, ISIS and North Korea.

As you may have seen on ESPN there was a little league team from Sioux Falls competing in Williamsport. The team is coached by Jeff Riley and he joins us once again via telephone.

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In The Moment ... April 11, 2017 Show 069 Hour 1

Dan O’Brien and his wife, Jill, created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. O’Brien is the author of novels and memoirs, including “Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch.” He speaks at Augustana University tonight in Sioux Falls. His presentation is “Buffalo, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Toward a More Sustainable Use of North American Grasslands.”

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In The Moment ... February 6, 2017 Show 024 Hour 2

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Dr. Tim Schorn, Director, International Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science/International Studies at the University of South Dakota.  

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In an address to the nation last night, President Obama outlined his administration’s strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. He announced a broad campaign that includes American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advises to Iraq.

During his 14-minute speech, the President sought to dispel concerns that the U.S. was repeating the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and said that he would not send combat troops into the conflict. The operation will also involve Saudi Arabia hosting the training of Free Syrian Army militia.

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Israel and Hamas held a brief cease-fire on Thursday as fighting went into a tenth day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so that supplies could be delivered to Gaza.

Air strikes and rocket fire quickly resumed following the cease-fire. The nearly two weeks of cross-border fighting has so far killed more than 220 Palestinians in Gaza and one Israeli, according to officials.

USD Professor Weighs In On Iraq's Unrest

Jun 16, 2014
The University of South Dakota

The fall of Tal Afar to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) raised again the specter of deepening sectarian violence in Iraq this weekend. Today, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is considering the use of drones or even working with Iran as options in halting the rebel attacks. Professor Tim Schorn teaches Political Science at the University of South Dakota, where he specializes in Middle Eastern politics and international human rights. He joined the program to clarify the events of the last week in Iraq and shed light on the possible future.