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The series Great Decisions in Foreign Policy is a show that features important people in international relations and ho their decisions affect the way the United States deals with the rest of the world. Featured on this show are decision and policy makers and commentary from other political figures.

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 47 seasons (53 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2013.

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, iTunes online.

PBS
47 Seasons, 53 Episodes
January 6, 2013
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Ralph Begleiter, Nancy Birdsall, Peter Brabeck
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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For decades, agreements like the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have limited the spread of nuclear weapons and the destruction they can cause. But the existing nuclear order is now facing challenges from countries like North Korea and Iran - The New Nuclear Deal, next on Great Decisions.

  • The Middle East is in turmoil. Almost a decade after the Arab uprisings; civil wars, failed states, and political repression characterize the region. Amidst this chaos global and regional powers are competing for influence. Washington must consider whether America's historical interests in the region are shifting.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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'etat 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?