This award-winning series dedicates one episode to each of America's foreign policy challenges. From global organized crime networks to the rise of China's military, each episode gives armchair diplomats a deeper understanding of the challenges facing America in 2010.
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26:46 | #808 | TV-G
Protecting nuclear facilities and stopping countries from acquiring nuclear weapons are discussed.
26:46 | #807 | TV-G
The ability of Afghanistan's government and security forces to maintain stability is being tested.
26:46 | #805 | TV-G
The energy revolution in the United States is beginning to shift the dynamics of the energy market.
26:46 | #804 | TV-G
Saudi Arabia is a nation in transition and its relationship with America is coming under strains.
26:46 | #803 | TV-G
China is ambitiously advancing territorial claims in the South and East China seas. Does this indicate a more aggressive foreign policy or is it simply the next logical step in China's growth?
29:00 | #802 | TV-G
International trade has transformed the way we live. Supporters say it creates the greatest amount of wealth for the highest number of people. Opponents say free trade eliminates jobs at home and makes the country vulnerable.
29:00 | #801 | TV-G
The European Union is under great strain from the Eurozone debt crisis and the influx of migrants.
56:46 | #709 | TV-G
The important role of the Foreign Service, from Ben Franklin to Benghazi, is explored. Kathleen Turner narrates.
26:46 | #708 | TV-G
U.S. and Cuban leaders try to bring a relationship once defined by a crisis into the 21st century.
26:46 | #707 | TV-G
What can the next president do to stymie the environmental crisis of climate change in America?
26:46 | #706 | TV-G
The United Nations' efforts to eradicate poverty, hunger, and discrimination are discussed.
29:00 | #705 | TV-G
Today, North and South Korea couldn't be further apart. Some are asking if unification is possible.
26:46 | #704 | TV-G
As a record number of migrants seek refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response.
26:46 | #703 | TV-G
What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?
26:46 | #702 | TV-G
Born out of an umbrella organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage after it seized Falluja in 2013. What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to American interests?
26:46 | #701 | TV-G
With alliances constantly shifting, what can America do to secure its interests in the Middle East?
26:46 | #608 | TV-G
Brazil has risen to new global prominence but still suffers from staggering income inequality.
26:46 | #607 | TV-G
Human trafficking continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries across the world.
26:46 | #606 | TV-G
Syrians are becoming the source of the world's largest refugee population due to a civil war.
26:46 | #605 | TV-G
How can American policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in Africa?
26:46 | #604 | TV-G
America must determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.
26:46 | #603 | TV-G
The struggle between Sunni and Shi'i groups for dominance in the Middle East is examined.
29:00 | #602 | TV-G
A conversation about how the idea of "privacy" has undergone significant changes in the digital age.
29:00 | #601 | TV-G
A look at what Putin's pushback against European expansionism means for Russia's neighbors.
26:47 | #508 | TV-G
Economic Statecraft means harnessing global economic forces and employing tools of foreign policy.
26:46 | #507 | TV-G
China's willingness to flex its muscles in order to advance its regional interests is discussed.
26:46 | #506 | TV-G
The problem of rapid climate change is inextricably entwined with real world security challenges - from food security and water scarcity to increasingly devastating outcomes of weather events and disaster response.
26:46 | #505 | TV-G
Energy independence in America is looking increasingly possible due to technological advancements.
26:46 | #504 | TV-G
Militant Islamic groups that are establishing a new base of operations in Africa are discussed.
26:46 | #503 | TV-G
European and U.S. powers need Turkey's support in their efforts to navigate Middle Eastern politics.
26:46 | #502 | TV-G
Israel's ties with America are being tested by the Arab Spring and the potential of a nuclear Iran.
26:46 | #501 | TV-G
Experts discuss how security challenges and limited defense spending impact America's primacy.
26:46 | #408 | TV-G
Can the NATO alliance - forged during the Cold War - ensure global stability in the 21st Century?
26:46 | #407 | TV-G
A look at Aung San Suu Kyi and whether Myanmar's military are leaders serious about reform.
26:46 | #406 | TV-G
A discussion about why the U.S. intervenes in some conflicts and stands on the sidelines in others.
26:46 | #405 | TV-G
A look at why a nuclear armed Iran is considered so dangerous to U.S. and Israeli interests.
26:46 | #404 | TV-G
The EU faces the biggest financial crisis in its history and the future of the Eurozone itself is under question. What's preventing the world's second largest economy from pulling itself out of recession?
26:46 | #403 | TV-G
China is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into Africa's resources. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear the U.S. is being left behind and its influence in Africa waning.
29:00 | #402 | TV-G
A look at the challenges the new Egypt poses for American policymakers and U.S. allies in the region.
26:46 | #401 | TV-G
A look at how the U.S. is tightening its belt on defense spending in an age of economic uncertainty.
26:46 | #309 | TV-G
What trends will define the next chapter in the global economy, what rules will govern the new economic order, and can another crisis be avoided?
27:16 | #308 | TV-G
Who is winning in the competition for the world's energy resources and what does it mean for the US?
26:46 | #307 | TV-G
Indonesia was the childhood home of President Barack Obama. It's also the world's most populous Muslim country, a secular democracy and an economic rising star.
26:46 | #306 | TV-G
A look at the health of the world's seas includes depleting fish populations and coral erosion.
26:46 | #305 | TV-G
As U.S. troops drawdown from Iraq and Afghanistan, what's the return on the American investment in blood and treasure?
26:46 | #304 | TV-G
As cyber attacks continue to occur at a breakneck pace, is the U.S. at risk?
26:46 | #303 | TV-G
How best can the two countries confront troublesome border issues while fostering greater economic and cultural ties?
26:46 | #302 | TV-G
Support for democracy has long been a stated goal of U.S. foreign policy, but can it be exported?
26:46 | #301 | TV-G
How will uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa impact American objectives in the region?
26:46 | #204 | TV-G
As Americans dig out from the great recession of 2008, should the U.S. coordinate global financial regulation or focus on getting it right at home?
26:46 | #208 | TV-G
America has long been the "indispensible" nation in world affairs. But recent events, from the global financial crisis to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have led some to question whether U.S. power is on the decline.
26:46 | #207 | TV-G
The Caucuses have long represented a critical region for U.S. interests due to its oil and natural gas resources and proximity to Russia. But should Americans care what happens here?
26:46 | #206 | TV-G
As the U.S. seeks to reign in rogue regimes like Iran, which wants nuclear weapons, and North Korea, which already has them, do sanctions actually work?
26:46 | #205 | TV-G
Whether assisting U.S. troops in Afghanistan or flexing its muscles as the largest country in the European Union, Germany is a key U.S. ally. Is it worthy of a "special relationship" like that with Britain and Israel?
26:46 | #203 | TV-G
Decades of lawlessness, war and more recently, piracy and terrorism, make the Horn of Africa one of the most volatile regions in the world. Should the U.S. step up its engagement?
26:46 | #202 | TV-G
Since terrorists attacked America in 2001, the U.S. has embarked on two wars, created a Department of Homeland Security and gone on the offensive against Al Qaeda and its affiliates worldwide. But is America safer 10 years after 9/11?
26:46 | #201 | TV-G
Haiti's lack of development over the past two centuries has long frustrated American efforts to build a democracy off its shores. Does last year's earthquake represent a new opportunity, or should the U.S. give up on Haiti?
26:46 | #101 | TV-G
Nearly 10 years ago, leaders from around the globe made a bold declaration - a promise to end extreme poverty by 2015 through the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. A look at where it stands.
Latin Americans are combining left-leaning social agendas with more pragmatic governance.