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Great Decisions In Foreign Policy


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The acclaimed global affairs series returns this season, featuring 13 half-hour narrated documentaries which help viewers make "Great Decisions" on the critical global issues facing America today. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor, David Strathairn. Great Decisions documentaries provide context and exposes viewers to varied perspectives on America's foreign policy challenges from over 100 experts and policy makers. Great Decisions is a component of America's largest foreign policy discussion program by the same name. Hundreds of thousands of participants meet across the country in libraries, houses of worship, community centers and universities to share their perspectives and listen to others views on the way forward for America.


  • Americans and the World

    In a democracy, foreign policy and diplomacy must be directed by the people, but survey after survey reveals dire statistics about Americans' knowledge of the world. Few Americans can name the president of France. Just one in four can find Iran on an unmarked map. Great Decisions investigates the roots of this knowledge deficit and asks what can be done to reverse it in today's increasingly global economy.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/12/2020 to 3/12/2023
  • Artificial Intelligence: The Global Race for the New Frontier

    A.I. is transforming economies and societies around the world. Great Decisions assesses the possibilities and dangers of this technology, explores the mounting technological competition between China and the U.S., and asks how the international community can manage the coming wave of digital innovation.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 2/27/2020 to 2/26/2023
  • Competing for Influence: China In Latin America

    Until recently, China had little interest in Latin America. Now, its investment is transforming the region. Great Decisions investigates this new alignment and the prospect of direct competition with the United States.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/13/2020 to 2/12/2023
  • Northern Triangle: The Origins of America's Migrant Crisis

    Great Decisions examines the Western Hemisphere's migration crisis and the fractured societies at the heart of it: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/6/2020 to 2/5/2023
  • Red Sea Rivalries: A Conflict of Interests

    More than one-tenth of global trade passes through a strait just 20 miles wide at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. Great Decisions examines a region where the world's great powers can cooperate to create stability-or allow deepening rivalries to explode into conflict.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/23/2020 to 1/22/2023
  • The New India

    With an unprecedented parliamentary majority behind him, can Indian President Narendra Modi deliver on the economic promises that carried him to power, or will his strident brand of Hindu nationalism threaten the world's largest secular democracy?

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/16/2020 to 1/15/2023
  • The Will of the People: Duterte's Philippines

    Voters in the Philippines, fed up with a stagnant political system, opted for an unconventional candidate. Great Decisions examines President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on drug crime and investigates how he has upended politics as usual throughout Southeast Asia.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 2/20/2020 to 2/19/2023
  • Unchained: The Scourge of Human Trafficking

    Millions of human trafficking victims are hidden in plain sight. Traffickers coerce their victims into forced labor and prostitution. Great Decisions shares the untold stories of trafficking survivors.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/30/2020 to 1/29/2023
  • Yemen: A History of Conflict

    Since 2015, Yemen has been consumed by an intractable, multiparty war that has created a devastating humanitarian crisis and brought millions to the brink of starvation. Great Decisions investigates the origins of the fighting, examines the motivations of foreign actors, and asks what steps the international community might take to resolve the conflict.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 3/5/2020 to 3/5/2023