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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

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

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.

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

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

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,

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

America's longstanding, and often close, relationship with Saudi Arabia has come under widespread criticism since the terrorist attacks of September 2001. America Abroad examines the role Saudi Arabia has played in the rise of Islamic terrorism, its influence in the Middle East and its potential

As America draws down troops from Afghanistan, cuts back on military spending and the size of its military, many worry that America’s leadership in the world and ability to protect its allies is eroding. On this edition of America Abroad we travel to Estonia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia to speak