Program: Specials and Documentaries
Airing Sundays at 6 p.m.
Programs that examine critical issues in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
August 7 – Civil Resistance: The Power of the People
We explore the techniques and strategic planning behind successful non-violent campaigns, from India’s fight for independence through the Civil Rights Movement to some of today’s struggles.
August 14 – Africa’s Fight Against Islamic Extremism
Islam has been peacefully practiced in sub-Saharan Africa for centuries in places like Senegal and Sudan. But in the past few decades, extreme versions of the religion have been penetrating into the continent, often filling the void of weak governmental authorities. In this episode, we explore the historical role of Islam in Africa, how Islamist groups have taken hold in parts of it, and what’s being done to resist them.
August 21 – Espionage in the Age of Terror
We discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future. We explore how encryption affected the nature of spying, how the challenge of recruiting has changed, and what techniques do agencies at home and abroad feel will give them the edge for the future.
August 28 – How Drones Are Reshaping the World
We look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality.
We visit Korea’s DMZ where drones fly back and forth across the border. In Nairobi, Kenya, we learn about the potential for drones in developing nations. And, in the Bay Area of California, we learn how one organization is trying to send aid to Syrian war victims via a fleet of humanitarian drones.