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The days of conventional warfare are numbered and the modern military has to deal with a different kind of warfare: insurgency. What happens when the world's only superpower is faced with insurgents who employ guerrilla tactics? 

Ray Suarez travels to Mexico City to explore Mexican attitudes toward America, and the key issues linking our countries, including immigration, free trade and the war on drugs. We also look back at the history of US-Mexico relations, from the raids of Pancho Villa to the signing of NAFTA, and at the controversial Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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The 9/11 attacks have raised difficult legal, moral and political questions about what rights should be granted to potential terrorists captured by the United States, and how international laws of war should shape America's behavior in its war on terrorism.  We examine the debate over the tough interrogation methods used at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and other prisons. 

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In this era of globalization, an influenza outbreak would require unprecedented cooperation between government and public health officials around the world. America Abroad assesses the current threat posed by avian flu and the current state of global preparedness. 

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When it comes to issues of global human rights, such as aid to Africa, sex-trafficking and religious persecution, America's evangelicals have become passionate activists and a powerful force in Washington.  We explore the influence of evangelicals on US foreign policy and their efforts to promote an international development and human rights agenda.  

With Afghans preparing to vote tomorrow to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, America Abroad, DC public radio station WAMU 88.5 and Afghanistan channel TOLOnews connected audiences, along with a panel of experts in Washington and Kabul, for an international town hall.

Participants in both cities debated the future of the US-Afghan relationship, women's rights and education, reconciliation with the Taliban, and regional peace and stability as President Karzai steps down and international forces begin to withdraw from the country.

With oil prices topping $60 a barrel and global demand for oil projected to increase in the coming years, can the United States maintain its standard of living, and its security, in the face of potential dangers to the world's oil supply? America Abroad examines the sources of instability, the possible consequences of a disruption in America's supply of oil, and the plausible alternatives to American dependence on foreign oil. 

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Since September 11th, many observers in the United States and around the world have pointed to the neoconservatives as the leading force behind the Bush Administration's push for war in Iraq, its ambitious effort to spread democracy in the Muslim world and its unabashed use of America's power abroad. America Abroad examines the meaning of neoconservatism, its history and its impact on American foreign policy.

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America's relationship with China is one that has been tested over the years. With the US promoting democracy and China maintaining its Communist regime, theirs is a strange pairing that seems to be made possible primarily through vigorous trade. 

In his presidential inaugural address, George W. Bush called for an "end to tyranny around the world." America Abroad examines the impact of President Bush's words for those inside and outside the government seeking to promote greater democracy and human rights in People's Republic of China. 

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Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, America has ramped up public diplomacy efforts while battling for hearts and minds.  Should the US reach back ot the days of the US Information Agency during World War II?   In this episode of America Abroad, we examine America's international campaign against terrorism in a new kind of war, where successful public diplomacy is as important as military force.   We look at America's image in the world today, the rise of anti-Americanism, and what the US is doing to combat it.  

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