What Happened to ISIL? | Link TV
What Happened to ISIL?
In this special "UpFront" discussion, we look at the current status of ISIL, why the media have generally decreased its reporting on it, and whether the group still poses a risk.
Four years after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) seized large areas in Iraq and Syria, it appears the group has been defeated militarily, and has now lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled.
According to a University of Maryland study, 2017 was the third consecutive year in which the number of "terrorist" attacks around the world went down.
Joining Mehdi Hasan in this episode are: John Mueller, a professor of political science at Ohio State University and author of "Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them"; Mia Bloom, a professor at Georgia State University and author of "Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror"; Renad Mansour, a fellow at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and a Middle East research fellow at Chatham House; and Nicolas Henin, a former war correspondent, former ISIL captive, and author of "Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State."
"UpFront" interviews former war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who last year quit the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria in protest.
"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.
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.
"Upfront" quizzes the Malaysia's former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and speaks with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.
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.
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Turkish forces cross the border into northern Syria; two people are shot dead in Germany; and thousands of protestors lead a national strike against Ecuador’s government.KCET Original
Turkey pounds Kurdish forces in northeast Syria; Two businessmen who helped President Trump’s lawyer are arrested; Indigenous protestors in Ecuador capture eight police officers; Iranian women are allowed to watch a football match in a stadium for the firKCET Original
This documentary charts the 70-year search for an effective vaccine against the complex disease.
Doron joins his old team for a covert strike, but the plan quickly goes off the rails.KCET Original
Alf investigates the tragic basement case, which turns out to have a connection to the mysterious kingpin Marco.
Amal determines to martyr herself to avenge her husband.
Lebanon's government seeks to ease nationwide protests, passing a waft of reforms, but demonstrators say they won't give up until the cabinet resigns.
Lebanon's prime minister sets a 72-hour deadline for political leaders to back his economic reforms as protests grip the country.
- 1 of 8
- next ›