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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.

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In this era of globalization, an influenza outbreak would require unprecedented cooperation between government and public health officials around the world. America Abroad assesses the current threat posed by avian flu and the current state of global preparedness. 

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When it comes to issues of global human rights, such as aid to Africa, sex-trafficking and religious persecution, America's evangelicals have become passionate activists and a powerful force in Washington.  We explore the influence of evangelicals on US foreign policy and their efforts to promote an international development and human rights agenda.  

With oil prices topping $60 a barrel and global demand for oil projected to increase in the coming years, can the United States maintain its standard of living, and its security, in the face of potential dangers to the world's oil supply? America Abroad examines the sources of instability, the possible consequences of a disruption in America's supply of oil, and the plausible alternatives to American dependence on foreign oil. 

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Since September 11th, many observers in the United States and around the world have pointed to the neoconservatives as the leading force behind the Bush Administration's push for war in Iraq, its ambitious effort to spread democracy in the Muslim world and its unabashed use of America's power abroad. America Abroad examines the meaning of neoconservatism, its history and its impact on American foreign policy.

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Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, America has ramped up public diplomacy efforts while battling for hearts and minds.  Should the US reach back ot the days of the US Information Agency during World War II?   In this episode of America Abroad, we examine America's international campaign against terrorism in a new kind of war, where successful public diplomacy is as important as military force.   We look at America's image in the world today, the rise of anti-Americanism, and what the US is doing to combat it.  

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