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Tom Pickering

US Public Radio Series

America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

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America Abroad examines the unstable relationship between Pakistan and the United States, how the country has evolved since the partition of 1947, and how the US-Pakistan relationship may change in the wake of 9/11.

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Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks and the overthrow of the Taliban regime, the international community has made historic new commitments to the stability and future of Afghanistan. But enormous challenges remain in rebuilding this war-torn country, and the depth of commitment from outside powers is unclear. 

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought American troops to the borders of Iran, a country viewed as crucial to peace and stability in the post-war Persian Gulf and Middle East, and it has heightened attention towards Iran's relations with the United States, the possibility for domestic change in Iran, and a suspected Iranian nuclear weapons program.

America Abroad analyzes the history of America's relationship with Korea before and after the Korean war; the nuclear crisis with North Korea in 1993-1994 that brought the United States to the brink of war; and current expert opinions and citizen attitudes in the United States and South Korea on the future of Korean security and the role of the United States on the peninsula. 

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America Abroad examines the 200 year history of America's relationship with Europe, with a look ahead at transatlantic relations following the dispute over the Iraq War, and a look back at the 1956 Suez crisis. The program includes a special conversation with European students.

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