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Is it Over for ISIL?

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.

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Will Syria's War Criminals Ever Be Brought to Justice?

"UpFront" interviews former war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who last year quit the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria in protest, saying that justice for Syria’s victims was not possible.

  • 2019-09-18T06:30:00-07:00
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Upfront speaks to a Uighur refugee, and debate if data theft, interference and illegal spending tainted the Brexit referendum.

The Great Inequality Debate

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?

  • 2019-09-24T20:30:00-07:00
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Can Anwar Ibrahim Save Malaysia from Corruption?

Upfront quizzes the Malaysia's former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and speaks with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

Will There Be a U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela?

In this episode, the political crisis in Venezuela is discussed with self-declared president Juan Guaido's envoy to London Vanessa Neumann.

In the Reality Check segment, we shed light on alternative ways to win the so-called war on drugs.

  • 2019-10-01T20:30:00-07:00
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A look at the #MeToo campaign, which has been criticised for excluding certain voices, is being received outside of the West. An UpFront special.

Did Africa's First Female President Do Enough for Liberia?

This week's episode features Liberia's former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discussing her 12 years in power and the accusations of nepotism and corruption against her.

In the Arena segment, we debate the controversial decision to rerun Istanbul's mayoral election with senior AK Party member Harun Armagan and Cato Institute fellow Mustafa Akyol.

  • 2019-10-08T20:30:00-07:00
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Steven Pinker: Is the World Actually Getting Better?

In this week's UpFront, Hassan challenges author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker on his new book, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress," in which he argues that data shows the world is becoming a better place.

And in the Arena, journalist Afua Hirsch and Claire Fox, author and director of the U.K.-based think-tank the Academy of Ideas, discuss racism in the United Kingdom, and the kind of conversations needed to address it.