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
The Intervention Calculation (Episode #406)
KQED World: Fri, Jun 28, 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, Jun 28, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Red Line: Iran, Israel and the Bomb (Episode #405)
KQED World: Fri, Jun 21, 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, Jun 21, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Imperfect Union: The Eurozone In Crisis (Episode #404)
KQED World: Fri, Jun 14, 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, Jun 14, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Feeding The Dragon: China In Africa (Episode #403)
KQED World: Fri, Jun 7, 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, Jun 7, 2013 -- 10:30 AM