US Public Radio Series
Airing from 2003-2018, America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each episode takes an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
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.
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000. But the US hasn’t officially condemned Duterte’s tactics; in fact, President Trump has praised them.
Since 9/11 the United States military has been aggressively fighting terrorism all over the world, increasingly using the most elite units.
Unlike most conventional forces, special operations soldiers are given plenty of freedom to solve complex problems out in the field.
Much of President 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?