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.
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.