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Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different challenge facing America today. The 2016 series features nearly 100 of the most important figures in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

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Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn, Great Decisions in Foreign Policy brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different challenge facing America today. The 2016 series features nearly 100 of the most important figures in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

    • EPISODE 1

    The Middle East

    As alliances in the Middle East are shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region?

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    • 25 Minutes

    As alliances in the Middle East are shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region?

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Rise of Isis

    Born out of an umbrella organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage after it seized Falluja in 2013. What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to American interests?

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    • 25 Minutes

    Born out of an umbrella organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage after it seized Falluja in 2013. What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to American interests?

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Kurds

    Kurdistan, a mountainous region made up of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria, is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in West Asia: the Kurds. What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?

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    • 25 Minutes

    Kurdistan, a mountainous region made up of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria, is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in West Asia: the Kurds. What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Migration

    As a record number of migrants seek refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. Today, with the number of displaced people is at an all-time high, a number of world powers find themselves facing a difficult question: How can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns?

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    • 25 Minutes

    As a record number of migrants seek refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. Today, with the number of displaced people is at an all-time high, a number of world powers find themselves facing a difficult question: How can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns?

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    The Koreas

    At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable.

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    • 25 Minutes

    At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable.

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    United Nations

    The United Nations stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization’s global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination. With the appointment of the ninth secretary-general in the near future, the next President is bound to have quite a lot on his or her plate going into office.

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    • 25 Minutes

    The United Nations stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization’s global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination. With the appointment of the ninth secretary-general in the near future, the next President is bound to have quite a lot on his or her plate going into office.

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Climate Change

    A rapidly changing climate has already impacted the United States. Now, it’s expected that the presidential election will be one of the first ever to place an emphasis on these environmental changes. What can the next president do to stymie this environmental crisis? And is it too late for these efforts to be effective?

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    • 25 Minutes

    A rapidly changing climate has already impacted the United States. Now, it’s expected that the presidential election will be one of the first ever to place an emphasis on these environmental changes. What can the next president do to stymie this environmental crisis? And is it too late for these efforts to be effective?

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Cuba

    After decades of isolation, America has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba, its neighbor to the south. The move marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War — the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by a crisis in the 1960s into the 21st century.

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    • 25 Minutes

    After decades of isolation, America has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba, its neighbor to the south. The move marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War — the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by a crisis in the 1960s into the 21st century.

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    • 25 Minutes
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