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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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Beyond the Border: The future of US-Mexico relations


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:03:23 -0400
Summary: 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 an..


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After Paris: Global approaches to climate change


Published: Tue, 02 May 2017 14:27:19 -0400
Summary: 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...


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Trump's approach to the Middle East


Published: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:56:16 -0400
Summary: 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...


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


Published: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:44:16 -0500
Summary: 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..


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US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:35:52 -0500
Summary: 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 relationshi..


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Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics


Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:44:32 -0400
Summary: "I think the US has to do a lot of thinking about what type of assets it's willing to put forward not on an ad hoc basis but something that the entire global community can rely upon on a continuous basis in terms of disease response." (Rebecca Katz, Assoc..


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America’s bond with Israel — its history and its current challenges


Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:05:19 -0400
Summary: "Public Opinion about Israel in America is similar to what physicists say about the universe, it’s expanding and contracting at the same time." (Michael Oren, Israel's former ambassador to the US)..


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US foreign policy and the next president: Through the eyes of the world


Published: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:30:59 -0400
Summary: America Abroad collaborates with The Takeaway for an international town hall in front of live audiences in New York, Berlin and Cairo. A New York-based panel discusses topics including from international trade and the economy, the threat of terrorism and ..


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Espionage in the Age of Terror


Published: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:05:30 -0400
Summary: “What was unreasonable at 8 o'clock in the morning on September 11 may have been quite reasonable by 2 o'clock in the afternoon given the changed circumstances in which the country found itself.” (Michael Hayden, former former director of the Central ..


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Africa's fight against Islamic extremism


Published: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:49:39 -0400
Summary: “This message of extremism is alien. It's alien to their culture, it's alien to their communities, it's alien for their future," said ambassador Phillip Carter, former deputy to the commander for civil military engagements, United States Africa Command)..


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Civil Resistance: The Power of the People


Published: Mon, 02 May 2016 15:09:55 -0400
Summary: You get this feeling of sweeping non-violent movements today, in part because the knowledge is sweeping of how to fight without violence, and the fact that there may be better results as a consequence of that." (Mary King, author of the Freedom Song: A Pe..


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Tibet


Published: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:18:47 -0400
Summary: The Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday has been a cause for celebration, but also consternation for Tibetans at home and in the diaspora. Now, as he grows older, doubt hovers in the air as to who will carry on the struggle when he's gone...


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Online Data, Information, & Privacy


Published: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:34:34 -0500
Summary: The fight between Apple and the FBI over whether an iPhone should be unlocked to better solve the San Bernardino shooting, underscores a larger international debate over the trade-offs between national security and individual privacy rights...


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Fighting ISIS At Home & Abroad


Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:39:16 -0500
Summary: The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris and San Bernardino have proven the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region — it's a fight against an ideology...


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How Drones Are Reshaping the World


Published: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:34:20 -0500
Summary: In this hour-long program, we look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality...


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Understanding Europe's Refugee Crisis: An International Town Hall


Published: Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:56:42 -0500
Summary: The ongoing war in Syria has led to the worst refugee crisis since World War II. And now, many of those refugees are heading for Europe. 700,000 have made the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean so far and another 100,000 are expected before the ..


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Searching for Religious Common Ground


Published: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:36:27 -0400
Summary: As conflict intensifies throughout the Middle East and around the world, it's more important than ever to foster greater understanding between religions. Europe's refugee crisis and globalization more generally has lead us to an increasingly pluralistic s..


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Examining the Nuclear Deal With Iran


Published: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:26:40 -0400
Summary: Soon, Congress will vote on one of the most important and hotly contested foreign policy agreements in decades. The Iran Nuclear Deal will have a major impact on America's national security and the future stability of the Middle East, and it will help def..


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Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security


Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:00:02 -0400
Summary: The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to $20 billion a year. That's double what it was just a few years ago — worth far more than the weapons trade and approaching the rate of human smuggling. This has attracted the attention of Al-Shabaab, Boko Ha..


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Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall


Published: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:43:09 -0400
Summary: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/america-abroad/episode-audio/cve-complete.mp3..


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Understanding Islamic Feminism


Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 21:12:43 -0400
Summary: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/america-abroad/episode-audio/islamic-feminism-complete.mp3..


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Burma at the Crossroads


Published: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:34:52 -0400
Summary: This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold an historic presidential election. But with ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities and many other human rights issues, many wonder if it is ready for true reform...


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Saving Innocence: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage


Published: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:18:41 -0500
Summary: Each year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. How can the practice be stopped?..


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America and Cuba: After the Thaw


Published: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:26:30 -0500
Summary: President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century. But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ..


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Global Girls' Education: Breaking Down Barriers


Published: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:34:01 -0500
Summary: The numbers are staggering. Worldwide, 58 million primary school-age children are not in school. More than half of these children are girls, and 75 percent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia...


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The Keystone XL Pipeline: An International Town Hall


Published: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:11:09 -0400
Summary: The Keystone XL pipeline has been a controversial project in both the United States and Canada. On this edition of America Abroad, audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada engaged in a cross border discussion about how the oil sands industry and..


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When water scarcity leads to conflict


Published: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:52:07 -0400
Summary: AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, we travel to Sub Saharan and P..


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Global Water Scarcity: Combating Drought


Published: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:21:09 -0400
Summary: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/america-abroad/episode-audio/americaawaterscarcity.mp3..


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The Consequences of Shrinking America's Military


Published: Mon, 19 May 2014 17:07:17 -0400
Summary: As America draws down troops from Afghanistan, cuts back on military spending and the size of its military, many worry that America’s leadership in the world and ability to protect its allies is eroding. On this edition of America Abroad we travel to ..


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US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:35:52 -0500
Summary: 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 relationshi..


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US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:35:52 -0500
Summary: 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 relationshi..


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Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics


Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:44:32 -0400
Summary: "I think the US has to do a lot of thinking about what type of assets it's willing to put forward not on an ad hoc basis but something that the entire global community can rely upon on a continuous basis in terms of disease response." (Rebecca Katz, Assoc..


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America’s bond with Israel — its history and its current challenges


Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:05:19 -0400
Summary: "Public Opinion about Israel in America is similar to what physicists say about the universe, it’s expanding and contracting at the same time." (Michael Oren, Israel's former ambassador to the US)..


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US foreign policy and the next president: Through the eyes of the world


Published: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:30:59 -0400
Summary: America Abroad collaborates with The Takeaway for an international town hall in front of live audiences in New York, Berlin and Cairo. A New York-based panel discusses topics including from international trade and the economy, the threat of terrorism and ..


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Espionage in the Age of Terror


Published: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:05:30 -0400
Summary: “What was unreasonable at 8 o'clock in the morning on September 11 may have been quite reasonable by 2 o'clock in the afternoon given the changed circumstances in which the country found itself.” (Michael Hayden, former former director of the Central ..


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Africa's fight against Islamic extremism


Published: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:49:39 -0400
Summary: “This message of extremism is alien. It's alien to their culture, it's alien to their communities, it's alien for their future," said ambassador Phillip Carter, former deputy to the commander for civil military engagements, United States Africa Command)..


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Civil Resistance: The Power of the People


Published: Mon, 02 May 2016 15:09:55 -0400
Summary: You get this feeling of sweeping non-violent movements today, in part because the knowledge is sweeping of how to fight without violence, and the fact that there may be better results as a consequence of that." (Mary King, author of the Freedom Song: A Pe..


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Tibet


Published: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:18:47 -0400
Summary: The Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday has been a cause for celebration, but also consternation for Tibetans at home and in the diaspora. Now, as he grows older, doubt hovers in the air as to who will carry on the struggle when he's gone...


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Online Data, Information, & Privacy


Published: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:34:34 -0500
Summary: The fight between Apple and the FBI over whether an iPhone should be unlocked to better solve the San Bernardino shooting, underscores a larger international debate over the trade-offs between national security and individual privacy rights...


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Fighting ISIS At Home & Abroad


Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:39:16 -0500
Summary: The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris and San Bernardino have proven the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region — it's a fight against an ideology...


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How Drones Are Reshaping the World


Published: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:34:20 -0500
Summary: In this hour-long program, we look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality...


Download | Episode Information

Understanding Europe's Refugee Crisis: An International Town Hall


Published: Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:56:42 -0500
Summary: The ongoing war in Syria has led to the worst refugee crisis since World War II. And now, many of those refugees are heading for Europe. 700,000 have made the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean so far and another 100,000 are expected before the ..


Download | Episode Information

Searching for Religious Common Ground


Published: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:36:27 -0400
Summary: As conflict intensifies throughout the Middle East and around the world, it's more important than ever to foster greater understanding between religions. Europe's refugee crisis and globalization more generally has lead us to an increasingly pluralistic s..


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Examining the Nuclear Deal With Iran


Published: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:26:40 -0400
Summary: Soon, Congress will vote on one of the most important and hotly contested foreign policy agreements in decades. The Iran Nuclear Deal will have a major impact on America's national security and the future stability of the Middle East, and it will help def..


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Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security


Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:00:02 -0400
Summary: The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to $20 billion a year. That's double what it was just a few years ago — worth far more than the weapons trade and approaching the rate of human smuggling. This has attracted the attention of Al-Shabaab, Boko Ha..


Download | Episode Information

Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall


Published: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:43:09 -0400
Summary: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/america-abroad/episode-audio/cve-complete.mp3..


Download | Episode Information

Understanding Islamic Feminism


Published: Mon, 04 May 2015 21:12:43 -0400
Summary: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/america-abroad/episode-audio/islamic-feminism-complete.mp3..


Download | Episode Information

Burma at the Crossroads


Published: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:34:52 -0400
Summary: This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold an historic presidential election. But with ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities and many other human rights issues, many wonder if it is ready for true reform...


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Saving Innocence: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage


Published: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:18:41 -0500
Summary: Each year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. How can the practice be stopped?..


Download | Episode Information

America and Cuba: After the Thaw


Published: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:26:30 -0500
Summary: President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century. But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ..


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