What in the World: Israel

Libya

After forty-two years of autocratic rule, the relief was palpable. At last the nightmare was over. “I saw the people on the streets rejoicing. I asked them what’s going on and they told me Muammar Gaddafi is dead. With joy, I got out of the car and started dancing with the people. and screaming God is the Greatest. The tyrant is dead. The tyrant is dead.” Winning the war is one thing. Winning the peace is another. With that Libya is really struggling.

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South Korea

Against the seething anger of the people of Jeju, the construction of a naval base on what locals consider the sacred Gureombi Rock on Jeju Island now seems unstoppable. But equally unstoppable, is the sheer determination of the people in this fishing village to continue their resistance. Primarily for use by the United States military, the base will extend U.S. presence in the region and be a thorn in the side of the North Korean regime.

Russia

Russia was once the bedrock of both the reviled and revered Soviet Union, until its sudden and unexpected collapse in 1991. Remarkably the spectre of Cold War that hung over this vast country for so long has suddenly re-appeared. Russia might be resurgent now but has the country changed from the inside? With a focus on human rights, this film explores the complexity of contemporary Russian life.

South Sudan: The Rise and Fall of a New Nation

The jubilation that marked the birth of the South Sudanese nation brought no respite to its people. 2 million died and 4 million were displaced in the civil war with Sudan in the lead-up to the 2005 peace agreement. Formal independence came on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum in which more than 98 percent of the population voted for independence. Then things fell apart.

What in the World

Important coastal regions of the ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica, and the glaciers of the Antarctica Peninsula, are thinning and contributing to sea level rise.

Afghanistan - Malalai Joya

Profile of Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joy.

Sierre Leone - After Ebola

Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free. But memories of the disease and the devastation it caused are still fresh. The country will have to deal with the consequences for many years to come.