Mehdi Hasan, host of "Upfront" | Al Jazeera English

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?

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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?

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.

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.

Gaza, Golan and Netanyahu's Election Plan

In this week's "UpFront," we ask the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, about the military escalation in Gaza and whether Israel plans to annex the occupied West Bank.

And in the Arena segment, we debate the conclusions of Robert Mueller's investigation into whether US President Donald Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential elections.

The World Continues Failing People of Yemen

This week's UpFront features Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman discussing who she holds most responsible for the war in Yemen and her message for U.S. President Donald Trump.

In the Arena segment, we debate whether the Brexit referendum was a mistake.