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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.More from America Abroad »

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Bioethics in Islam

Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. Modern bioethical issues confront an ancient religion.

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change [UPDATED]

Superstorms like Harvey and Irma are increasingly common — a result of global warming, say climate scientists. Yet President Donald Trump intends to pull the US out of the Paris agreement, a historic international pact to reduce carbon emissions. But how is the rest of the world dealing with climate change?

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change [UPDATED]

Trump, Duterte, and the future of US-Philippine relations

Filipino President Duterte's war on drugs has killed over 7,000 people. But not only has the White House failed to condemn Duterte's tactics; President Trump has praised them. This hour: stories about the drug war, the history of US-Philippine relations, a Philippine city besieged by ISIS and Duterte's overtures to China. And we'll talk about how the US can manage this delicate situation moving forward.

Trump, Duterte, and the future of US-Philippine relations

Warrior diplomats: A look into US special operations

"We don't crave the combat so much as we crave hard things to conquer," said one Green Beret.

Warrior diplomats: A look into US special operations

Beyond the Border: The future of US-Mexico relations

Much of President Donald Trump's populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Trump's pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric?

Beyond the Border: The future of US-Mexico relations

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change

It's been a year and a half since 195 countries signed a historic climate change agreement in Paris. Now, cleaner energy policies are being implemented across the globe. But the agreement alone won't be enough to reach emissions goals.

After Paris: Global approaches to climate change

Trump's approach to the Middle East

As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead regarding Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.

US Asia policy under Trump: A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall

President Trump's declarations on Asia have caused much uncertainty in the region. To better understand the hopes, fears, and concerns on both sides of the Pacific, America Abroad convened a bi-national town hall bringing together audiences and experts in both Honolulu and Tokyo.

US Asia policy under Trump: A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall

US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

In this hour of America Abroad, we look at the state of the US relationship with Russia. We explore Russia's use of cyberspace and propaganda, Vladimir Putin's domestic political strategy and how it shapes Russia's foreign policy, and Russia's relationship with NATO.

Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics

"I think the US has to do a lot of thinking about what type of assets it's willing to put forward not on an ad hoc basis but something that the entire global community can rely upon on a continuous basis in terms of disease response." (Rebecca Katz, Associate Professor in International Health, Georgetown University).

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