The Pentagon has announced plans to shrink the U.S. Military to pre-World War II levels following the end of the war in Iraq and the continued withdrawal from Afghanistan.
On this edition of America Abroad, we hear reaction to a smaller U.S. Military from allies in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East about whether Americas ability to advance its interests is compromised. Also, defense experts and military veterans discuss whether a smaller US military would embolden other countries like Russia to test America's willingness to engage.
Thursday, March 13 - 7 pm Anchored by Barbara Bogaev
In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. On this episode of America Abroad we will visit Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in “all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.
Cincinnati filmmaker Melissa Godoy and Cincinnati World Cinema’s Tim Swallow are in the studio with our film expert, Larry Thomas, to talk about the premiere of her short documentary, The Art Carvers of Music Hall, which will take place during the Cincinnati World Cinema’s annual presentation of this year’s Oscar-nominated short docs on Saturday, February 22 at The Carnegie.
Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm Anchored by Madeleine Brand
Entrepreneur is a hallowed word in the American lexicon. But what's interesting is that the rate at which individual entrepreneurs are starting businesses is growing fastest in the regions of Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America.