America Abroad

44 EpisodesProduced by PRI

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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Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11

September 4th, 2018

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 …

Stories from The Backchannel: Unavoidable Russia

July 11th, 2018

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

Backlash: Europe’s far right and muslim migration

June 29th, 2018

"[Populist leaders who] are willing to vilify other people based on their religion and ethnicity are probably not particularly respectful of …

Iraq's next steps

June 5th, 2018

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

Sowing Chaos: Russia's Disinformation Wars

May 1st, 2018

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 …

Syria and fragile states

April 4th, 2018

"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.”

Islam and the cosmos

March 6th, 2018

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.

Document Leaks: The consequences of revealing secrets

February 6th, 2018

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?

Brinkmanship: US-North Korea relations

December 7th, 2017

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 …

Made in America: Trade policy in the Trump era

November 6th, 2017

"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 …
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