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This month, 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 ahead of Afghanistan's presidential...
Governments around the world are trying to figure out if and how they can help promote entrepreneurship, which is considered critical to global competitiveness. But in the United States, there's nothing more politically contentious than the role of...
The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as "The Arab Spring," promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women's rights, the promise in many cases has not been...
America Abroad has re-released its 2013 program: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect with new interviews and material. We explore whether the international community has a moral obligation to intervene more aggressively in Syria. We take a look...
The U.S. is often thought of as the land of innovation – a great habitat for entrepreneurs. And, this is still the case. But, why are other regions of the world producing entrepreneurs at a faster rate than the United States?
The global war against terrorism has become a war of ideas. Is the U.S. doing enough to fight it, and what can it learn from other countries?
America Abroad explores what lies ahead for Egypt's fragile democracy in this international town hall discussion connecting audiences and a panel of experts in Los Angeles and Cairo. America Abroad explores what lies ahead for...
What does Iran's new leadership mean for the future of the country, its nuclear weapons program and relationship with the West, and for Iranians around the world? This month's America Abroad is Iran at the Crossroads.
Is the U.S. losing the global race for the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent?
What does the natural gas boom mean for renewable energy in the U.S. and how are other countries addressing their growing energy needs?
In this special episode marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, America Abroad looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the United States' counterinsurgency strategy.
The Arab Awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East – increasing concerns about the rights of religious minorities.
President Obama's second term begins with a series of foreign policy challenges on his plate.
The rise of Islamism in Africa may threaten to further destabilize an already fragile continent.
Arabs under thirty drove the region's revolutions, and they have emerged as prominent social and political actors. But with new governments now in power, are youth satisfied with the pace of change?
There is bipartisan consensus that unleashing America's entrepreneurial potential is vital to reviving the economy. Yet there are many challenges facing today's entrepreneur, from local regulatory and tax burdens to federal visa restrictions.
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.
Mexico isn't just America's neighbor and the source of controversy over immigration. It is also our third-largest trading partner, outpacing Japan, Germany and the UK combined. So what will a change in Mexico's government mean for the U.S.?
The Arab awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East - raising concerns about the rights of religious minorities.
Water: As the most essential resource to human life, the demand for water continues to grow as global population does. Yet less than one percent of the planet's supply is potable, making the treatment of this precious resource complex
NATO's campaign in Libya received mixed reviews, and now its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. This month, member countries are meeting in Chicago to talk about the alliance's future. So what's next for NATO?
Will sanctions and diplomacy be enough to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons? Or is a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities inevitable?
After decades of repression by secular rulers, Islamists are now poised to transform the region's politics and culture. But it's still not clear what they plan to do with their power, and what that will mean for those who don't share
The sudden death of Kim Jong-Il and the succession to power of his young and inexperienced son has put the world on edge. What will the leadership change in North Korea mean for the future of America's relationship with the two Koreas?
With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan what will America's 'strong presence' in the region look like? From Iraq and Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan, we'll examine what America's influence and
The European debt crisis has made possible what was once inconceivablethe collapse of the euro, and even the unraveling of the European Union itself. We head to front lines of the crisisto Italy and Greeceto ask, "How did we get
Around the world today, conflicts between religious groups are on the rise. Nearly a third of the world's population faces restrictions on how they worship, risking arrest, imprisonment or even death. We head to Egypt, Malaysia, China and Russia
Just a few months before the first primary votes are cast, foreign policy and national security issues have received surprisingly little attention on the campaign trail. So when it comes to foreign policy do voters care?
To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the sacrifices made by both Afghans and Americans, America Abroad brings together audiences in Washington and Kabul to discuss the personal costs of war and life in Afghanistan today, as the Taliban