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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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FERGUSON - A COMMUNITY ON EDGE
The small city of Ferguson, Missouri has been at the center of American media attention since 18 year old Michael Brown was shot dead by police just over three months ago. It was a white officer and an African American victim, a majority black community policed by mostly white officers, a community that says for years it has endured systematic racism at the hands of a white run political system. And now, the media attention has added to the already tense situation. Gun sales have reportedly spiked. Some local communities have taken steps to warn its residents to be ready for violence when the grand jury’s decision is announced. ON THE LINE takes a look at Ferguson, Missouri – a city on edge.
GUESTS
Ayesha Tanzeem: VOA News (in Ferguson, Missouri)
Chris Simkins: VOA News [in DC Studio]