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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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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

By M. Magice - Jul 10 2017
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A completely condescending and terrible podcast. It did nothing more than talk down to the American people and never assigned responsibility to Mexico and Central America!

Excellent Analysis

By Cal teach - Jan 11 2014
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Wow! I can't believe I've never heard this program until today. I'm a veritable public radio addict, and this is one of the best. I have nothing but love for Madeleine Brand. I will highly recommend to my students.

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
4
0
1
1

Beyond the Border

By M. Magice - Jul 10 2017
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A completely condescending and terrible podcast. It did nothing more than talk down to the American people and never assigned responsibility to Mexico and Central America!

Excellent Analysis

By Cal teach - Jan 11 2014
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Wow! I can't believe I've never heard this program until today. I'm a veritable public radio addict, and this is one of the best. I have nothing but love for Madeleine Brand. I will highly recommend to my students.

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America Abroad

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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.

Rank #1: Espionage in the Age of Terror

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“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 Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency)

Jul 07 2016

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Rank #2: Sowing Chaos: Russia's Disinformation Wars

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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.

May 01 2018

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Rank #3: Warrior diplomats: A look into US special operations

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

Jul 03 2017

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Rank #4: US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

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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.

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #5: Global Water Scarcity: Combating Drought

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Jul 03 2014

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Rank #6: Burma at the Crossroads

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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.

Apr 04 2015

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Rank #7: Islam and the cosmos

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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.

Mar 06 2018

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Rank #8: Brinkmanship: US-North Korea relations

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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.

Dec 07 2017

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Rank #9: Africa's fight against Islamic extremism

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“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).

Jun 07 2016

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Rank #10: Syria and fragile states

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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.”

Apr 04 2018

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Rank #11: Beyond the Border: The future of US-Mexico relations

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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?

Jun 05 2017

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Rank #12: Backlash: Europe’s far right and muslim migration

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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."

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #13: America and Cuba: After the Thaw

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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 ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American?

Feb 04 2015

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Rank #14: Global Girls' Education: Breaking Down Barriers

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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.

Nov 03 2014

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Rank #15: Stories from The Backchannel: Unavoidable Russia

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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.

Jul 11 2018

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Rank #16: Saving Innocence: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

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Each year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. How can the practice be stopped?

Mar 02 2015

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Rank #17: Trump, Duterte, and the future of US-Philippine relations

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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.

Aug 01 2017

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Rank #18: Trump's approach to the Middle East

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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.

Apr 04 2017

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Rank #19: US Asia policy under Trump: A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall

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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.

Feb 08 2017

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Rank #20: After Paris: Global approaches to climate change [UPDATED]

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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?

Sep 05 2017

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