Great Decisions in Foreign Policy, Season 46HDClosed Captioning
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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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPax Americana: The American Peace||The past 70 years has been the era of “Pax Americana,” a period of relative stability thanks to the influence and ballast provided by the United States. But with Russian expansion and a rising China, how long can it last?||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRussia’s Foreign Policy||To his detractors, Putin is an autocrat, crushing any threat to his power, while renewing Soviet-style expansionism. To supporters, Putin represents Russia’s redemption as a global superpower - and an alternative to the liberal democracy espoused by the West. Great Decisions explores what drives Putin’s Foreign Policy.||25:39||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChina: The New Silk Road||China is the second largest economy in the world, and it’s expected to bump the U.S. out of the top rank in less than a decade. Beijing is increasingly looking beyond China’s borders, toward investment in Asia and across the world. What does China’s massive One Belt One Road initiative mean for America?||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Media and Foreign Policy||The US has thrived on its vibrant and free press since the Founding Fathers first put the concept into law in the Bill of Rights as an important, independent check on power. Now Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist, while social media is proving to be a double-edged sword. What’s next for media and the free press?||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTurkey: A Partner in Crisis||Once seen as a model of democracy, Turkey may be slipping toward autocracy. Critics charge that President Recip Tayyip Erdogan used a failed coup d’état in 2016 as a means of consolidating power - power he says is necessary to secure the state. Great Decisions producers traveled to Turkey to examine the relationship with this key U.S. ally.||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCrossroads: America’s Defense Strategy||The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. How does the military function in today's international order, and what role should Diplomacy play in U.S. defense strategy?||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSouth Africa: In the Shadow of Mandela||South Africa’s transition from apartheid to a democracy captivated the world in the early 1990’s. While it remains the most advanced country in Africa, allegations of state corruption and huge disparities in wealth threaten its revolutionary dream.||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGlobal Health: Preventing Pandemic||For decades, the U.S. has been a leader in promoting global health. But foreign assistance has fallen out of favor in some circles in Washington, they argue the U.S. should help America first. Is the golden age of global health coming to an end, or just getting started?||25:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|