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“In the Asia Pacific in the 21st century, the United States of America is all in.”

That was President Obama, speaking to the Australian Parliament this past November. As the United States refocuses its foreign policy and sets its sights on Asia, a drama is unfolding in North

“Make no mistake, our strong presence in the Middle East endures, and the United States will never waver in defense of our allies, our partners, or our interests.”

That was President Obama this past December, announcing the end of the Iraq war. But with the

What does the natural gas boom mean for renewable energy in the U.S. and how are other countries addressing their growing energy needs?

The rise of hydraulic fracturing of shale -- known as "fracking" -- has led to a revolution of cheaper, cleaner, natural gas. But, what does this gas

“This isn’t just about our pocketbooks...this is about history, it is about war and peace, it’s about Europe’s place on the global stage.”
–Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

Is the U.S. losing the global race for the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent? It's the American dream -- move to the United States, start your own business and build a successful life. But, is the U.S. losing the global race for the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent?

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In a world that seems increasingly secular, the role of religion remains surprisingly strong. Across the globe, nearly nine out of 10 people say they have some affiliation with religion. Yet, at the same time, conflicts because of religion are on the rise.

“People value the ability to

What does Iran's new leadership mean for the future of the country, its nuclear weapons program and relationship with the West, and for Iranians around the world? 

America Abroad recently partnered with a leading public radio station in Los Angeles, KCRW, to host an international radio

In this special anniversary episode, A Decade at War: Iraq, Afghanistan & Counterinsurgency, America Abroad looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the US. counterinsurgency strategy. 

It’s become something close to accepted wisdom that the issues on which voters will decide the next election in 2012 will be almost exclusively domestic. But even the most cursory examination of the forces at work in this country today will tell you that what happens beyond American shores will

"This is an unfinishable battle. [You] try to do everything, but it is a long war." 
– Gyula Almási, head of Hungary’s Intellectual Property Rights Defense Department

This particular long war isn’t against terrorists. It’s against counterfeiters. Companies have been

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