At the end of November 2017, it went almost unnoticed that the so-called Islamic State, the terror organization that captivated global attention, lost the last cities it controlled in the Middle East. How did this group succeed, in a matter of months, to control at its peak a territory as big as the United Kingdom?…Read More ISIS – summary of the war against Islamic State
Hey there. Is Tunisia’s Democracy failing? This is probably the most important question in the Arab world today, by far. You may be surprised to hear that Tunisia has a democracy. This has been pushed out of the news by the more dramatic fallout from the Arab Spring over the last decade, the horrors in…Read More Is Tunisia’s Democracy Failing? | Tunisia 3 | Everybody’s Lying About Islam 36
-President Trump has been freaking out about the possibility of a recession. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ If there’s one thing Trump loves to brag about, it’s the stock market. He talks about it constantly, and by talks about it, I, of course, mean…Read More Trump Freaks Out About the Possibility of A Recession: A Closer Look
The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But…Read More The Middle East’s cold war, explained
A Pew Study published in 2015 reported that the number of Americans who don’t affiliate themselves with a religion jumped by almost 35% percent. That’s about 72 million Americans who consider themselves irreligious – and may be atheist, agnostic, or spiritual, but unaffiliated. And worldwide, 13% of people considered themselves “convinced atheists”, according to a…Read More Why Is Atheism More Popular Than Ever?
At the dawn of the 21st century, the United States of America bestrode the world as the sole remaining superpower. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade earlier American military and economic might dwarfed that of its rivals. American culture, from music, to film, to the blue jeans they exported around the world…Read More 10 Potential Global Superpowers
Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about the Islamic state. A story ripped from the headlines! Mr. Green? Wait. No, no, no, no this is not history this is news and also for me it’s not even news – it’s the future. Yeah, Me from…Read More Islam and Politics: Crash Course World History 216