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Sun November 23, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Flexing America's Muscles in the Middle East Make Things Worse

Airs Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m. The disintegration of Iraq, Syria’s ongoing civil war, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the promise and peril of the Arab Spring...  What role should America play in the Middle East? For some America’s restraint has been a sign of disciplined leadership. But for others, it has been a sign of diminished strength and influence.  Are we simply recognizing the limitations of our power, or does this embattled region require a bolder, more muscular, American presence? 

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Wed September 10, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Presidential Address To The Nation: ISIS

Airs Wednesday, September 10 at 8 p.m. President Obama will address the nation Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. from the White House.  He will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS. NPR News will provide live  special coverage hosted by Robert Siegel that will include the President's speech and analysis.  Robert will be joined in studio by Pentagon Correspondent, Tom Bowman; White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley; Congressional Reporter, Juana Summers, and Middle East Correspondent Deb Amos will join our coverage from the region.


Sun September 1, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Airs Sunday, September 1 at 6 p.m. This episode of America Abroad explores how the US and the international community have responded to humanitarian crises around the globe since after the Cold War, from Rwanda and Bosnia to Libya and Syria. At the heart of the program is this fundamental question: what does it take – and what should it take – for world powers to intervene to save lives?


Sun January 13, 2013
America Abroad

America Abroad: Islamism in Africa

Airs Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m. The assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya shocked the American public. African extremist groups like Ansar Dine, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and Boko Haram threaten to further destabilize a fragile continent. America Abroad will take listeners to Mali, Nigeria, and Kenya's Swahili Coast to learn about these groups, the threat they present, and how African countries are-or aren't-combating them.