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
Red Line: Iran, Israel and the Bomb (Episode #405)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
For nearly a decade, Iran's quest for nuclear capabilities has topped global security concerns in Washington, Brussels and Tel Aviv. Why is a nuclear armed Iran considered so dangerous to U.S. and Israeli interests, and what's prevented Iran from reaching a deal year after year?
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Imperfect Union: The Eurozone In Crisis (Episode #404)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
After World War Two, the leaders of Europe established greater economic ties to help prevent future continental conflict. Now, more than half a century later, 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 -- and America's largest trading partner -- from pulling itself out of recession?
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Feeding The Dragon: China In Africa (Episode #403)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
African economies are booming like never before, thanks in large part to China. The global giant is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into the continent's resources - oil, minerals, and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that US is being left behind and its influence in Africa waning. China in Africa. Next on "Great Decisions."
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Power to the People: The New Egypt (Episode #402)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
The US has enjoyed 30 years of relatively stable relations with both Israel and Egypt, thanks in large part to the peace plan outlined by the historic Camp David Accords. The harmony between the two rivals has provided a key element of stability in an otherwise turbulent Middle East. But Egypt's bumpy transition from the autocratic rule of President Hosni Mubarak to its post Arab Spring reality - has put many on edge. What challenges does the new Egypt post for American policymakers and US allies in the region?
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 10:30 AM