Documentaries

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan – what will America’s ‘strong presence’ in the region look like?
The EU is struggling to contain financial contagion that could cripple its economies and ripple across the globe. From Athens to Rome, we head to front lines of the European debt crisis to ask, “How did we get here?”
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.
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?
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.
First the Greek Debt Crisis, then the luck of the Irish ran out. A hesitant and controversial response to the economic crisis highlighted deep divisions between the EU's 27 members, and raised the question of whether the drive to integrate Europe may be stalling out.

Documentaries

Documentaries

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.

Anchored by public radio host Madeleine Brand, this monthly program covers global issues ranging from the challenges in Iran and North Korea, to the European debt crisis and the roots of the Arab Spring.

The hour-long broadcast combines original reporting, expert analysis, and historical pieces that incorporate archival audio and eyewitness accounts. No other public radio program devotes the same amount of time, depth of coverage, and level of analysis to a single issue in international affairs.

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