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.
"What has been going on for many, many years is ad hoc, day-to-day management of problems as these problems continue to grow and grow. Now, they have grown to a point where we fear the country is at risk."
– Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani, Political Consultant in Yemen
The indictment of the president of Sudan for crimes again humanity has the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the spotlight and it's ratcheted up arguments about the ICC in the court of public opinion. Can the scales of justice balance the pursuit of peace with the need to punish war criminals?
"What we're trying to do is get carbon out of our emissions so we can keep the worst impact of climate change from happening."
– Professor Dan Schrag, Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
"General McChrystal’s plan for counterinsurgency — 50 percent of it is military. The other 50 percent is a development program, or a stabilization program."
– Andrew Natsios, former USAID Administrator
"The very same strategy that Obama thought he had properly resourced in the winter turns out in McChrystal’s eyes to need 30-40,000 more."
– Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative The Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair, Brookings Institution