The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought American troops to the borders of Iran, a country viewed as crucial to peace and stability in the post-war Persian Gulf and Middle East, and it has heightened attention towards Iran's relations with the United States, the possibility for domestic change in Iran, and a suspected Iranian nuclear weapons program.
America Abroad examines the 200 year history of America's relationship with Europe, with a look ahead at transatlantic relations following the dispute over the Iraq War, and a look back at the 1956 Suez crisis. The program includes a special conversation with European students.
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The program examines the history of the region, US policy towards Iraq, and how Iraq will likely function after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Hosts: Garrick Utley, Marvin Kalb, Margaret Warner, Steve Roberts / Length: 51 minutes / Airdate: Feb 2003
It's been 5 years (June 4, 2009) since President Obama's landmark Cairo speech in which he spoke of common values between the West and "Muslims around the world: they were values of "justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." A year later, the world witnessed the popular uprisings and protests that gripped countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan and Syria...popular political expression that was once thought to have the power to liberalize.