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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

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English


Episodes

Stories From The Backchannel: When Middle East peace almost happened

12/4/2018
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When Bill Clinton took over as president in 1992, his then-Middle East adviser Martin Indyk told him he had a chance to partner with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to secure peace treaties with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Palestinians.

Duration:00:38:38

Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11

9/4/2018
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It's been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad. In this episode, we take a look at those recommendations, and how each administration has worked to implement them.

Duration:00:50:56

Stories from The Backchannel: Unavoidable Russia

7/11/2018
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Stories from the Backchannel is a new podcast that examines the stories behind some of America's most important national security moments.

Duration:00:31:11

Backlash: Europe’s far right and muslim migration

6/29/2018
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"[Populist leaders who] are willing to vilify other people based on their religion and ethnicity are probably not particularly respectful of democratic institutions."

Duration:00:51:57

Iraq's next steps

6/5/2018
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In May, Iraqis voted in the first parliamentary elections since ISIS was defeated in their country. The winner? An anti-American Shiite cleric's political bloc.

Duration:00:51:56

Sowing Chaos: Russia's Disinformation Wars

5/1/2018
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During the Cold War, the Soviet Union used the media to undermine foreign powers. Now, Russia is at it again. And while the goals are the same, the methods have changed.

Duration:00:51:55

Syria and fragile states

4/4/2018
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"We feel terrible about what is going on in Syria, but we don't want to get really deeply engaged. So we do just enough to make the situation worse without doing enough to make it better.”

Duration:00:51:57

Islam and the cosmos

3/6/2018
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While Europe was in the Dark Ages, scientific discovery was blooming in the Islamic world. Now, centuries later, some Muslim countries are making new investments in space exploration.

Duration:00:51:57

Document Leaks: The consequences of revealing secrets

2/6/2018
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Massive document leaks have led to the fall of world leaders and to new anti-corruption laws. But some leaks have put lives in danger. So what's the limit to the public’s right to know?

Duration:00:51:58

Brinkmanship: US-North Korea relations

12/7/2017
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North Korean missiles can now reach major US cities. The Trump administration promises to "utterly destroy" the Kim regime if there's a war. So, what will it take to ease tensions between the two nuclear powers? This episode features a live town hall discussion recorded on Dec. 1, 2017 — only three days after the latest North Korean ICBM test.

Duration:00:51:56

Made in America: Trade policy in the Trump era

11/6/2017
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"You could make an argument that trade was the biggest issue that put Donald Trump in the Oval Office. I mean the states that he won the election in were places that lost the highest percentage of jobs to import competition in the last 15 years," said Edward Alden, author of "Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy."

Duration:00:50:59

Bioethics in Islam

10/4/2017
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Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. Modern bioethical issues confront an ancient religion.

Duration:00:51:00

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change [UPDATED]

9/5/2017
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Superstorms like Harvey and Irma are increasingly common — a result of global warming, say climate scientists. Yet President Donald Trump intends to pull the US out of the Paris agreement, a historic international pact to reduce carbon emissions. But how is the rest of the world dealing with climate change?

Duration:00:51:00

Trump, Duterte, and the future of US-Philippine relations

8/1/2017
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Filipino President Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000 people. But not only has the White House failed to condemn Duterte's tactics; President Trump has praised them. This hour: stories about the drug war, the history of US-Philippine relations, a Philippine city besieged by ISIS and Duterte’s overtures to China. And we’ll talk about how the US can manage this delicate situation moving forward.

Duration:00:51:00

Warrior diplomats: A look into US special operations

7/3/2017
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"We don't crave the combat so much as we crave hard things to conquer," said one Green Beret.

Duration:00:50:59

Beyond the Border: The future of US-Mexico relations

6/5/2017
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Much of President Donald Trump’s populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Trump’s pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric?

Duration:00:50:59

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change

5/2/2017
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It’s been a year and a half since 195 countries signed a historic climate change agreement in Paris. Now, cleaner energy policies are being implemented across the globe. But the agreement alone won’t be enough to reach emissions goals.

Duration:00:50:55

Trump's approach to the Middle East

4/4/2017
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As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead regarding Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.

Duration:00:50:45

US Asia policy under Trump: A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall

2/8/2017
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President Trump's declarations on Asia have caused much uncertainty in the region. To better understand the hopes, fears, and concerns on both sides of the Pacific, America Abroad convened a bi-national town hall bringing together audiences and experts in both Honolulu and Tokyo.

Duration:00:50:50

US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

12/14/2016
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In this hour of America Abroad, we look at the state of the US relationship with Russia. We explore Russia's use of cyberspace and propaganda, Vladimir Putin's domestic political strategy and how it shapes Russia's foreign policy, and Russia's relationship with NATO.

Duration:00:50:45