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PRI: America Abroad

America Abroad is the only hour-long international affairs documentary on public radio today. Anchored by public radio hosts Katherine Lanpher and Ray Suarez, this monthly program covers global challenges ranging from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to

Published: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:28:47 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2010 America Abroad Media

Mexico: Looking Forward

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Mexico isn't just America's neighbor and the source of controversy over immigration. It is also our third-largest trading partner, outpacing Japan, Germany and the UK combined. So what will a change in Mexico's government mean for the U.S.?

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Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT

In the wake of all the political change in the Middle East, Islamist governments are on the rise and with them are concerns about the rights of religious minorities.

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The Global Water Challenge

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Water: As the most essential resource to human life, the demand for water continues to grow as global population does. Yet less than one percent of the planet's supply is potable, making the treatment of this precious resource complex – especially across borders.

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The Future of NATO

Fri, 04 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

NATO's campaign in Libya received mixed reviews, and now its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. This month, member countries are meeting in Chicago to talk about the alliance's future. So what's next for NATO?

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Iran and the Bomb

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Will sanctions and diplomacy be enough to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons? Or is a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities inevitable?

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The Rise of the Islamists

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT

After decades of repression by secular rulers, Islamists are now poised to transform the region's politics and culture. But it's still not clear what they plan to do with their power, and what that will mean for those who don't share their views.

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After Kim Jong-Il: America and the Two Koreas

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

The sudden death of Kim Jong-Il and the succession to power of his young and inexperienced son has put the world on edge. What will the leadership change in North Korea mean for the future of America's relationship with the two Koreas?

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America and the Middle East: What Lies Ahead

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan – what will America's 'strong presence' in the region look like? From Iraq and Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan, we'll examine what America's influence and intervention in the Middle East in the past can tell us about America's involvement in the region in the future.

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Europe in Crisis

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The European debt crisis has made possible what was once inconceivable—the collapse of the euro, and even the unraveling of the European Union itself. We head to front lines of the crisis–to Italy and Greece–to ask, "How did we get here?"

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The Politics of Faith: The Role of Religion in Divided Societies

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Around the world today, conflicts between religious groups are on the rise. Nearly a third of the world's population faces restrictions on how they worship, risking arrest, imprisonment or even death. We head to Egypt, Malaysia, China and Russia to examine the religious undercurrents that are sharpening societal divides.

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Election 2012: Voters and Foreign Policy

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Just a few months before the first primary votes are cast, foreign policy and national security issues have received surprisingly little attention on the campaign trail. So when it comes to foreign policy – do voters care?

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Joined By War: A Decade of Conflict in Afghanistan

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the sacrifices made by both Afghans and Americans, America Abroad brings together audiences in Washington and Kabul to discuss the personal costs of war and life in Afghanistan today, as the Taliban insurgency continues amidst US troop withdrawal.

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Counterfeit Crackdown

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Despite companies' efforts to fight forgery, bogus Gucci bags seem as plentiful as ever. And today, counterfeiters are also ripping off drugs, car parts, and electronics that not only cost jobs, but also lives.

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European Dis-Union

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

With financial turmoil plunging European states into panic and dividing the continent, the European Union is in search of a new narrative.

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Roots of the Arab Spring

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

From Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen, youth-powered uprisings are challenging the Arab world's ruling regimes. But even as old regimes fall and new governments stand up, the economic plight for young Arabs will take years to improve.

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Joined By War: Women's rights in today's Afghanistan

Wed, 04 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Audiences in Washington D.C. and Kabul discuss how women's lives have changed post-Taliban rule and ask if their rights and interests are now being sacrificed in the name of security.

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Tehran Rising: Persian Power in an Unstable Region

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Iran has solid footholds in Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza. And it's eyeing potential openings across the Arab world. From Riyadh to Washington, alarms are sounding.

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Alms in the Name of Allah

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The growing role of Islamic aid groups in development and disaster relief.

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European Dis-Union

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

With financial turmoil plunging European states into panic and dividing the continent, the European Union is in search of a new narrative.

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AIDS-The Politics of Prevention

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

NGOs, nations and international organizations have succeeded in treating millions already infected with HIV, but stemming the spread is a much tougher case.

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Splitting Sudan

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

The referendum in Southern Sudan on whether their homeland should remain part of greater Sudan or split-off and create Africa's newest nation.

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Words and Deeds: Freedom of Expression and Arab Youth

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 04:00:00 GMT

Young Arab activists fight to express themselves as their governments find better ways to outflank them.

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Remembering the Cole

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMT

The explosion aboard the USS Cole on October 12, 2000 killed seventeen sailors and wounded dozens more. Sailors aboard the ship and their families tell their stories about surviving the attack.

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Overlooked and Underpaid: Arab Youth in Today's Economy

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMT

At best, unemployment and flagging Arab economies lead to a generation of bored and frustrated youth. At worst, economic conditions create a breeding ground for extremism and instability.

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From NAFTA to Narcotics: The Cross-Border Economy

Tue, 03 Aug 2010 04:00:00 GMT

The economic ties that bind the US and Mexico are not all above board – escalating drug violence is fueled by the steady stream of narcotics, guns and money that crisscross the US-Mexican border every day.

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Young and Restless: Youth Identity in the Arab World

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMT

Growing up is hard to do, and for young Arabs, it can be a nightmare. They live in a seething cauldron of tribal, national, religious, social, economic and political forces that simultaneously pull east and west.

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Africa's Holy Healers

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMT

In Sub-Saharan Africa, medical missionaries carry the cross of a country riddled with disease. They provide some of the best healthcare in Africa, but sometimes doctrine overrules doctor's orders leaving patients in limbo.

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Iraq, the Next Act

Tue, 04 May 2010 04:00:00 GMT

The question remains whether Iraq will be a stable, sovereign state that can stand on its own.

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Yemen in Focus

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMT

There is no quick fix to the problems in Yemen – it is a country of growing liabilities and declining assets.

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The Carbon Conundrum

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 05:00:00 GMT

There is agreement that capping carbon is good for the planet, but world leaders are still generating a lot of hot air arguing how to do it.

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East West Connection

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 05:00:00 GMT

East West Connection: An International Town Hall with AAM and Indonesia's Metro TV

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America's Mission: The Struggle to Spread Democracy

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On this America Abroad, we'll look back at the history of democracy promotion in US foreign policy, and we'll travel to the Middle East and the former Soviet republic of Georgia to examine some of the challenges and successes.

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Banking on the Future: Global Development and the World Bank

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On this America Abroad, we'll look at the role of the world's largest development institution and the challenges it faces in lifting the third world out of poverty.

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Iran: The Looming Confrontation

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On this America Abroad, find out how the once friendly relationship between the US and Iran turned hostile. Hear from key American decision makers as they recall the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. And explore the regional effects of this looming confrontation, as local experts discuss Iran's growing influence in the Middle East.

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Feeling the Heat: The Global Politics of Climate Change

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On this edition of America Abroad, find out how climate change was first discovered, and how the issue soon attracted international concern.

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After Castro: America and Cuba

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On this edition of America Abroad, we look back at the history of US-Cuban relations, and examine the possibility for change after Castro's death.

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Obstacle to Peace ? The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Stability of the Middle East

Fri, 02 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the extent to which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fuels extremism and violence in the Middle East, and the importance of the conflict for the region as a whole.

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Bomb Scare: Confronting the Nuclear Threat

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 05:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the growing nuclear threat in Asia and the Middle East.

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The Challenge of Counterinsurgency

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 04:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how American troops are being trained to counter this emerging threat.

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Mexico: Getting to Know the Neighbors

Fri, 28 Jul 2006 04:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the history of US-Mexico relations, and the key issues linking our countries today.

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Avian Flu: Pandemic Threat and the Global Response

Sun, 28 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT

Leading experts assess the threat posed by avian flu and the current state of global preparedness. And we revisit the Swine Flu scare of 1976.

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Torture and the Laws of War

Thu, 25 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the debate over the definition of torture, and how the treatment of enemy prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay affect America's reputation overseas.

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Darfur: Genocide and Global Intervention

Thu, 25 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT

America Abroad examines the history of genocide in the 20th century, the lessons learned from the Rwandan tragedy, and the United Nations' diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in Darfur.

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