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Is it Over for ISIL?
Is ISIL close to being defeated? In this "Upfront" special, an international panel of analysts examines and debates whether ISIL are on the decline, where they get their financial and ideological support from, and how to stop them. Guests include: Hassan Hassan, a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy; Mia Bloom, Georgia State University professor and author of "Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terrorism"; and Ahmet Yayla, former Turkish counterterrorism police chief Ahmet Yayla.
In this week's "Upfront" Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah talks about peace talks with the Taliban and the challenges facing his government, which controls barely 55 percent of its own districts.
And in the Arena segment, we debate whether the United States's so-called "war on drugs" has been a failure.
The planet is facing a crisis. Temperatures continue to rise, bringing extreme weather, exacerbating food shortages, and leading to the extinction of some species. Scientists have repeatedly warned that the impacts of climate change are becoming irreversible.
What will it take for politicians and the public to tackle climate change and implement policies that bring actual change? And what role does the world economic structure play in perpetuating the crisis?
In this week's "Upfront," 2020 Trump campaign adviser Marc Porter talks about the findings of the Mueller report and whether he thinks the U.S. president obstructed justice.
Also, in a special interview, Nobel Peace laureate and Iranian dissident Shirin Ebadi explains why the government in Iran must change, and how she thinks it can be done.
And in the arena, it is discussed whether former ISIL fighters, their wives and children should be allowed back to their home countries.
Economist Arthur Laffer, who was an economic adviser to President Reagan, and author Anand Giridharadas discuss inequality, billionaires and oligarchy in the U.S.
According to Trump the U.S. economy is the "best it's ever been." But who's benefiting from this apparent "economic boom?" Is it everyone or just the rich?
A controversial spy is lauded by some for fighting terrorism and derided by others who claim she finds terror plots where none exist.KCET Original
Off the coast of California, the disappearing abalone population is raising flags about ocean health and the lasting impact of rising sea temperatures, acidification and pollution.KCET Original
Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste.KCET Original
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard shoots down an American drone; The U.S. Senate votes to block the President from selling arms sales to Saudi Arabia; and protestors try to storm Georgia’s parliament.KCET Original
A UN report finds Saudi Arabia responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder; Four men are charged with murder over the shooting down of flight MH17 in 2014; and three men charged with a mass shooting at a Kenya university are found guilty.KCET Original
Poet Mohamed uses his creative expression to confront his mental health demons, while bravely opening up to his family.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he called off retaliatory airstrikes on Iran with minutes to spare; a report says the U.S. is preparing to evacuate hundreds of contractors from a military base in Iraq; and people in Georgia protest for a second day.
Former child bride and self-proclaimed badass Laila works tirelessly inviting opium addicts in Afghanistan to the detox clinics she runs with her brother, himself a recovered addict.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard shoots down an American drone; The U.S. Senate votes to block the President from selling arms sales to Saudi Arabia; and protestors try to storm Georgia’s parliament.
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