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Great Decisions In Foreign Policy Previous Broadcasts

Saudi Arabia (Episode #804H)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Saudi Arabia is a nation in transition, with increasing signs that the status quo it has enjoyed for decades is beginning to fray. Once known for having a "special relationship" with the U.S., growing concerns about human rights, terrorism and the Iran nuclear deal suggest the relationship between Riyadh and Washington is coming under strains.

China's Maritime Build-Up (Episode #803H)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

China is building up its maritime presence, investing heavily in its Navy, and ambitiously advancing territorial claims in the South and East China seas. Does this maritime expansionism indicate a more aggressive foreign policy or is it simply the next logical step in China's growth?

International Trade (Episode #802H)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

International trade has transformed the way we live. Supporters of free trade say it creates the greatest amount of wealth for the highest number of people, fostering growth and lifting nations out of poverty. Opponents say free trade eliminates jobs at home and makes the country vulnerable.

The European Union (Episode #801H)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

The European Union is under severe strain. British voters have chosen to leave the EU while the Eurozone debt crisis and the influx of migrants pose an existential threat to the political and economic bloc. Can the EU withstand the pressure?

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