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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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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.

  • 2019-11-12T19:30:00-08:00
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Is #MeToo a West Only Movement?

A look at the #MeToo campaign, which has been criticized for excluding certain voices, is being received outside of the West. 

In 2006, the slogan #MeToo started as a movement by American activist Tarana Burke as a way to show solidarity with victims of sexual assault. That slogan went viral overnight in the wake of Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein scandal last October, which prompted women around the world to break a lot of the silence around sexual assault and harassment and began to share their stories, with more than 12 million posts on Facebook in just 24 hours.

  • 2019-11-19T19:30:00-08:00
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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. 

  • 2019-11-26T19:30:00-08:00
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