Asia

“Once His Holiness is gone, then, even if the Chinese government or representatives of Chinese government, if they want to engage in a dialog – it's going to be really hard to identify who to do it with.”

When a Tibetan couple tied the knot last year, they were not only newlyweds — they were newly famous.

The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday has been a cause for celebration but also consternation for Tibetans at home and in the diaspora. Now, as he grows older, doubt hovers in the air as to who will carry on the struggle when he's gone.

In this hour-long program, we look at poaching — once a conservation issue, but now a full-blown threat to national security.

Aung San Suu Kyi is not only the daughter of Aung San, a beloved figure who secured Burma’s independence from Britain, but she's also an icon in her own right. Biographer Peter Popham talks about her rise to prominence and her political future.

Burma's incredible diversity of cultures, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities are mashed together in the rapidly developing city of Yangon. Its residents share their hopes and fears for Burma's uncertain future.

President Obama's second term begins with a series of foreign policy challenges on his plate. From unrest in the Middle East, to a rising China, to Europe's economic woes, the next Obama administration will face a series of foreign policy challenges. To learn more listen to this month's episode of America Abroad – Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges: The Next 4 Years.

The next President of the United States may face some very tough foreign policy decisions early in his administration. So it’s important that American voters know where candidates stand on the key issues. From the volatile situation in Syria to the challenges posed by China, host Ray Suarez and our panelists discuss the foreign policy differences and similarities between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. 

“In the Asia Pacific in the 21st century, the United States of America is all in.”

That was President Obama, speaking to the Australian Parliament this past November. As the United States refocuses its foreign policy and sets its sights on Asia, a drama is unfolding in North Korea.

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