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Lebanon in Freefall

Stay or go, give up or fight? The question is can Lebanon still be saved? The political and economic crisis in Lebanon started long before the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020, it was more the result of an accumulation of corruption through the decades that blew up that day. Ever since then, Lebanon has been in freefall. Young people in particular are asking whether or not they have a futu

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Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story

Frank Gardner was the BBC's first-ever security correspondent, he travelled the world unhindered until June 2004 when Frank was shot six times by al-Qaeda gunmen whilst he was reporting on the growing terrorist activity seen in Saudi Arabia. At the age of just 43, Frank was left paralysed as the bullets which hit him damaged his spinal nerves, he has relied on a wheelchair ever since.In 2020

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Putin: A Russian Spy Story

Putin: A Russian Spy Story is a 3 part documentary miniseries that reveals how Vladimir Putin managed to make his way from being an unremarkable KGB recruit to one of the most powerful men in the world. Over the course of these three episodes, we witness first hand how the Russian leader snuck his way into Moscow's halls of power and ultimately made them his own.Episode 1: The Rise of PutinSt

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Reporters At War

Reporters At War is an incredible Emmy award-winning, three-part documentary series that examines one of the most dangerous career paths a person can take, that of a war correspondent.Since the 90's more than 1300 journalists have died in battle zones whilst attempting to deliver the truth to us, many of these were deliberately targeted by their killers.The fatalities in the Iraq war far

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Operation Ghost Stories: The Spies Next Door

In this episode of Declassified we see how ten Russian sleeper agents managed to infiltrate the United States by living normal lives, their whole goal was to disappear into a community and not be recognised for who they really were. It sparked one of the largest counterintelligence efforts in history as the FBI scrambled to neutralize the threat.Spying is something that has been with us throughout

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America’s Military Empire?

Beginning in the 1980s a belief has slowly taken over the world, that neoliberal globalisation with its built in self-regulating mechanisms would finally do away with old institutions like the state and the military and would usher the planet into an era of relative peace and prosperity. 9/11 and the current economic crisis have shown that belief to be largely a myth but many signs were already th

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The Falklands War: The Untold Story

Released in 1987, just 5 years after the war itself The Falklands War: The Untold Story attempts to unravel the red tape which covered many of the facts behind the conflict. At the time key figures had remained silent, no one had been to Argentina in order to tell their side of the story and for the majority of British people this war was just another glorious chapter in their history books as pho

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Invading Iraq: How Britain & America Got It Wrong

It was a war fought to uncover weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) but it appeared to be known that Saddam Hussein did not have such weapons. The British and Americans had anticipated being welcomed as liberators along with the Iraqi army switching sides and help run the country but there was nobody to receive a surrender from.The conflict which started in 2003 was intended on being a war of peac

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Who was Karl Marx?

2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, a German philosopher and Communist icon. After 200 years though is Marx still relevant? It would seem his name is back on everyone's lips with his writings inspiring portions Europe and China. But how should we approach this new interest in a man who's legacy not only changed the world but divided it too.Not everyone shares the same

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