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?

Almond Brothers Lumber resumes shipments to Libya this week. Company co-owner William Almond says its markets for premium yellow pine had dried up during the Arab Spring uprisings.