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    ON THE LINE: NSA Surveillance Program: International Implicationsi
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    July 05, 2013 3:00 AM
    The leaks about the US National Security Agency's secret surveillance program have created an uproar around the world, with some countries demanding an explanation, and others calling it a breach of trust. But US Secretary of State John Kerry says that the surveillance activities in question are not unusual for many nations. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses the implications of this program for American diplomacy around the globe. GUESTS: ILAN BERMAN: Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC. DAVID LIVINGSTONE: Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House, London.

    ON THE LINE: NSA Surveillance Program: International Implications

    Published July 04, 2013

    The leaks about the US National Security Agency's secret surveillance program have created an uproar around the world, with some countries demanding an explanation, and others calling it a breach of trust. But US Secretary of State John Kerry says that the surveillance activities in question are not unusual for many nations. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses the implications of this program for American diplomacy around the globe. GUESTS: ILAN BERMAN: Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC. DAVID LIVINGSTONE: Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House, London.

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    The #ParisAttacks have created an uncertain future for #SyrianRefugees who want to resettle in the United States. The House of Representatives has voted to suspend the acceptance of Syrians until the vetting process is reviewed and strengthened. The Senate is considering similar legislation. Meantime, polls, taken after the Paris attacks, show a sharp spike in Americans' concerns about terrorism in general and the Islamic State in particular. On this week’s HashtagVOA,  we take a closer look at the growing role of terror, refugees and national security
    in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

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    Jim Malone:
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    Suzanne Meriden: Director of Operations, Syrian American Council
    Jennifer Merolla: Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University
    Jenny Yang: Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief