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."
A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists — played by the same actress — visiting the same seaside resort.KCET Original
The U.S. ramps up the pressure on China, saying it rejects Beijing's maritime claims of the South China Sea as unlawful.KCET Original
On today's episode, millions of lives in the balance as Russia and China veto a U.N. resolution that would have extended cross border aid in Syria.KCET Original
Few modern cities evoke as much division as Tel Aviv, with its reputation as a laid-back party town in a hotbed of conflict and turmoil.KCET Original
“5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists — played by the same actress — visiting the same seaside resort.
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Mads has to defend the police's handling of the hostage crisis in Nova Bank. He digs deeper and find that the bank forced the carpenter into bankruptcy.
Helena is given a four-match suspension for pushing the opposing team's coach after he groped her. Helena must decide if she wants to appeal the decision and go public with the assault or stay quiet and let Michael take control of the team for a month.