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Great Decisions In Foreign Policy

Great Decisions In Foreign Policy

The acclaimed global affairs series returns this season, featuring 13 half-hour narrated documentaries which help viewers make "Great Decisions" on the critical global issues facing America today. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor, David Strathairn. Great Decisions documentaries provide context and exposes viewers to varied perspectives on America's foreign policy challenges from over 100 experts and policy makers. Great Decisions is a component of America's largest foreign policy discussion program by the same name. Hundreds of thousands of participants meet across the country in libraries, houses of worship, community centers and universities to share their perspectives and listen to others views on the way forward for America.

Latest Episodes

The U.S. relationship with Mexico has been in the spotlight in recent months because of the politically sensitive issue of immigration - plus strong rhetoric from the Trump administration. As neighbors, however, the two nations have a shared-interest in stopping cross-border crime, while keeping the doors open to trade --- issues that have helped shape discussions as both sides revisit their trading relationship.

WGBY World
Tue Jul 23rd, 6:00am

U.S. troops have been in Afghanistan for over 15 years-making it the longest war in American history. As Washington and NATO pivot away from Afghanistan by reducing troop numbers, the ability of the government and security forces to maintain stability will be tested.

For generations, American diplomats have shaped our history. They found support for our independence, helped our country grow westward, secure peace after World War Two, and met the challenge of communism. But too often their sacrifice goes unnoticed. Great Decisions takes a look into what those on the ground around the world do for the United States and how it impacts those of us at home.

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?

China is the second largest economy in the world, and it's expected to bump the U.S. out of the top rank in less than a decade. Beijing is increasingly looking beyond China's borders, toward investment in Asia and across the world. What does China's massive One Belt One Road initiative mean for America?

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. How does the military function in today's international order, and what role should Diplomacy play in U.S. defense strategy?

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