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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.

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. 

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Has the World Abandoned the Uighur Muslims?

This episode of "Upfront" includes an interview with a Uighur refugee, and a debate on whether data theft, interference and illegal spending tainted the Brexit referendum.

In this week's Special Interview, Uighur activist and president of the Uyghur American Association, Ilshat Hassan, discusses China's detention of religious minorities, and the effect it has had on him and his family.

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.