America Abroad

Fighting Extremism on Middle East Media

Oct 5, 2018
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Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

From America Abroad: There's a vast media landscape in the Middle East - and radical Islamists have used it to spread their violent ideology. But in the past few years, new broadcasters have taken up the fight, using their bully pulpit to fight back. America Abroad looks at what this fight looks like. 

Combatting Extremist Ideology Since 9/11

Sep 7, 2018
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Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: It's been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad.

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Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Millions of Muslims from the Middle East and Africa have moved to Europe in recent years. On this edition of America Abroad, we'll look at Muslim immigrant communities in Europe and the backlash against them: the xenophobic and violent populist movements the have been gaining steam.

Iraq’s Next Steps

Jun 8, 2018
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Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: In May, Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new national parliament. It was the first election since the defeat of ISIS in Iraq. And in a surprise turn, a coalition led by controversial cleric Muqtada al-Sadr—a staunch opponent of both U.S. and Iranian influence in Iraq—won the most seats.

Sowing Chaos – Russia’s Disinformation War

Apr 27, 2018

Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election were a shock to Americans. But it wasn't quite as surprising to people in former Soviet States and the EU.

Syria and Fragile States

Apr 18, 2018
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Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Seven years into a brutal civil war in Syria, we are reminded how fragile states can lead to regional instability, cause humanitarian crises and fall prey to extremist organizations, such as ISIS.

Islam and the Cosmos

Mar 6, 2018
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Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: we will look back at the Golden Age of Islam and the contribution of Arab Muslim scholars to some of the greatest advances in astronomy and the challenges faced in today’s Muslim majority countries.

For instance, can Jordan entice enough scientists from a politically unstable Middle East to come and use its particle accelerator?

Document Leaks

Feb 6, 2018
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Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Massive document leaks have led to the fall of world leaders and to new anti-corruption laws. But some leaks have put lives in danger. So, is there a limit to the public’s right to know? When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks?

Made in America: Trade Policy in the Trump Era

Oct 26, 2017

Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: The US is having a vital discussion on trade deals and the loss of American manufacturing jobs. President Trump and other voices from the right have taken a protectionist stance, calling for the renegotiation of Nafta and other trade agreements. But protectionism hasn't always been a rallying cry of the right; at times, it has been a left wing issue.

Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000. But the US hasn’t officially condemned Duterte’s tactics; in fact, President Trump has praised them.

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Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: This program looks into the use of US Special Operation Forces in the war against terrorism and violent extremism.

You will hear about all aspects of these units from soldiers on their first day of special forces training, all the way up to Admiral William McRaven, the former leader of Special Operations Command who oversaw the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden.

After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change

May 12, 2017
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Thursday, June13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Host Madeleine Brand circles the globe to see how various countries are tackling the issue of climate change since the historic Paris climate agreement.

The world’s top carbon producers, China and India, are both committed to decreasing their carbon footprints but with different approaches. China is emphasizing innovation while India is focused on subsidizing the green energy market.

Trump's Approach to the Middle East

Apr 3, 2017
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Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead in regards to Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.

US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

Dec 13, 2016
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Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

This month on America Abroad, a look at the post-election state of the US relationship with Russia. We explore Russia's use of cyber tactics and see what position America is in to defend itself and its NATO allies against real and virtual attacks; We discuss Russia's relationship with NATO and its interests in the Balkans; And we hear how people in Russia view the US, Putin, and their country's long economic recession.

America’s Bond with Israel

Nov 8, 2016
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Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: On this edition of America Abroad an examination of America's relationship with Israel. The U.S. and Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which guarantees 38 billion dollars in aid to Israel over 10 years. This was completed despite noted tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama.

Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics

Nov 8, 2016
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Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 4,000 cases of Zika reported in the continental US and almost 30,000 in US territories.

Espionage in the Age of Terror

Jul 7, 2016
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Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 pm:

Africa’s Fights Against Islamic Extremism

Jun 16, 2016
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Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: Islam has been peacefully practiced in sub-Saharan Africa for centuries in places like Senegal and Sudan. But in the past few decades, extreme versions of the religion has been penetrating into the continent, often filling the void of weak governmental authorities.

Civil Resistance: The Power of The People

May 6, 2016
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Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: All across the world people are using nonviolent resistance to tackle corruption, to challenge their governments, and to protect their lands and their culture. The strategies for a successful movement have evolved since the days of Gandhi, but at its heart civil resistance harnesses the power of many to oppose those in power.

Tibet

Mar 22, 2016
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Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm: 

From America Abroad: Host Madeline Brand examines modern day Tibet from a spiritual, political, and cultural perspective.  You’ll learn more about Tibetan Buddhism, and the romantic appeal of the religion and the Tibetan people as well as the role of the Dalai Lama and what might happen after he passes. 

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