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Great Decisions In Foreign Policy

Next Airing: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV

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This award-winning series dedicates one episode to each of America's foreign policy challenges. From global organized crime networks to the rise of China's military, each episode gives armchair diplomats a deeper understanding of the challenges facing America in 2010.


  • The Iran Deal

    The Iran nuclear deal promised to usher in a new era of relations between the United States and Iran. Great Decisions looks at how nuclear diplomacy has shaped relations between Washington and Tehran - a dynamic which will likely continue, with the decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/20/2019 to 3/19/2022
  • America's Diplomats

    For generations, American diplomats have shaped our history. They found support for our independence, helped our country grow westward, secure peace after World War Two, and met the challenge of communism. But too often their sacrifice goes unnoticed. Great Decisions takes a look into what those on the ground around the world do for the United States and how it impacts those of us at home.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/13/2019 to 3/12/2022
  • A Tested Relationship: The U.S. and Mexico

    The U.S. relationship with Mexico has been in the spotlight in recent months because of the politically sensitive issue of immigration - plus strong rhetoric from the Trump administration. As neighbors, however, the two nations have a shared-interest in stopping cross-border crime, while keeping the doors open to trade --- issues that have helped shape discussions as both sides revisit their trading relationship.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/13/2019 to 2/12/2022
  • Made In China

    China has launched an aggressive new plan to transform its economy into a high-tech global powerhouse. But the initiative has the U.S. and a host of other nations crying foul, accusing China of disregard for intellectual property, unfair trade practices, discrimination against foreign firms, and cyber espionage.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/6/2019 to 2/5/2022
  • Out of Balance: Trading with China

    The world's two most powerful countries are locked in an economic standoff, marked by escalating rhetoric and billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs. Join us as we assess the health of an unbalanced partnership, explore how global institutions can remain relevant in a changing world, and ask whether a trade agreement between China and the United States could prove the ultimate test for a president who takes pride in his ability to conclude a deal. A closer look at the American trade relationship with China.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/30/2019 to 1/29/2022
  • Revolution and Reform: The Making of Modern Iran

    Countering Iran has been a foreign policy objective of U.S. administrations since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The two countries clash over influence in a fractured region, all under the cloud of Iran's threatening nuclear program. Domestically, Iran contends with unrest over its growing political and economic isolation. Now, nearly 40 years after the founding of the Islamic republic, a closer look at Iran.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/27/2019 to 2/26/2022
  • The State of the State Department

    Diplomats have been described as the "first line of defense" for the United States to ensure security for its citizens and to advance American economic interests overseas. But the US Department of State is facing new challenges as some in Washington have begun to question how America should approach the world. The future of American diplomacy, next on Great Decisions.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/20/2019 to 2/19/2022
  • Turning The Tide: Populism In Europe

    The European Union was founded as a bold experiment in free trade with an internal market and shared rules bringing together more than two dozen nations. But the 2008 financial crisis compounded by the ongoing immigration crisis has fueled a resurgent nationalism that threatens to pull the EU apart.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/23/2019 to 1/22/2022
  • War Powers: Congress and the President

    The Constitution of the United States divides oversight of the military between the executive and legislative branches. However, since the September 11th attacks, three consecutive presidents have pushed the limits of their ability to use military force - and Congress has done little to stop them. What is Congress' responsibility to oversee the use of force?

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/6/2019 to 3/5/2022