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
India Rising (Episode #604)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Inspired by its "top-down" model for growth, the world's largest democracy has started taking its cues from China, one of America's economic rivals. It's a mindset that led to Modi's election in 2014, and has signaled the developing economy's desire for real change. Now, it's up to the U.S. to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.
The Great Divide: Sunni Vs Shia (Episode #603)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi'i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?
The Tradeoff: Privacy in a Digital World (Episode #602)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 17, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
The idea of "privacy" has undergone significant changes in the digital age, as has the idea of privacy "harm." Concerns about what some see as a U.S. "dragnet" and unwarranted privacy intrusions have compelled other countries to revamp their own privacy protections. Legislation, both at home and abroad, hasn't kept pace with technological developments, leaving some wondering if privacy as we know it is long dead.
Sphere of Influence: Russia's Foreign Policy (Episode #601)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Putin's pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin's Russia isn't afraid to take an aggressive stance against Ukraine's pivot to the West, what does that mean for the rest of Russia's neighbors?