Great Decisions In Foreign Policy
This award-winning series - recommended by the New York Times - frames the most important foreign policy questions of the year ahead. Each episode provides background context, contemporary analysis and policy options. 2012 topics include "After the Arab Spring", "Exiting Iraq and Afghanistan" and "Beyond the Border: US- Mexico Relations". Hosted by Ralph J. Begleiter, former CNN World Affairs Correspondent.
Great Decisions In Foreign Policy Previous Broadcasts
Joint Strike: Nato and the Us in the 21st Century (Episode #408)
KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
NATO enjoyed a surge in popularity following the quick success of its air campaign in Libya. The much needed boost in morale comes as NATO moves into its twelfth year in Afghanistan, fighting a war that many see as destined to fail. Can the NATO alliance - forged during the Cold War - ensure global stability in the 21st Century? And should the U.S. continue to foot most of the bill? Next, on Great Decisions.
- KQED World: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
The Generals and the Democrat: Myanmar In Transition (Episode #407)
KQED World: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
Controlled by a military junta, the nation of Burma, or Myanmar, has long been isolated as an international pariah state. But a flicker of hope for many Burmese has been Aung San Suu Kyi, who's spent decades defying military leaders in her quest for democracy. Now, the generals have started to implement a series of democratic and economic reforms - which the US and other Western powers have welcomed overwhelmingly. But are Myanmar's military leaders serious about reform? And is Aung San Suu Kyi the one to lead Burma through what could be a rocky transition from international outcast to Asian "tiger?"
- KQED World: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
The Intervention Calculation (Episode #406)
KQED World: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
The U.S., for better or worse, is often seen as the world's policeman. But the question of when to intervene in other nations' affairs with military force has long stymied American policymakers, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria. Why do we intervene in some conflicts and stand on the sidelines in others?
- KQED World: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
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