In 2015, 20,000 negotiators, representing 195 nations, descended upon Paris for a tension-filled, high-stakes 11 days, in the name of reaching an accord. Guardians of the Earth tells the story of how it was done.
Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology. Mirroring behaviors seen across Asia for millennia, this shift gives way to a new paradigm of power.
This is an investigation into how old electronics, discarded in some of the world’s richest countries, end up unrecycled. It’s the story of the trail of pollution – and corruption – that is left when trash is illicit, and business is dirty.
On January 1, 1979, China and the United States re-established full diplomatic relations. A few weeks later, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made an official visit to the United States, a trip that would go down in the history books.
Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq. In 2014, it was seized by Islamic State, becoming de-facto capital of the terror group. French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy embedded with troops from all sides to witness the last days of the battle to liberate this important city.
On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traces the Islamic State’s origins back to a U.S. prison camp, and shows how the group’s rise has left a trail of unparalleled brutality. He meets with U.S. government officials, Iraqi military, and victims who have narrowly escaped the group’s beheadings or mass executions.
On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Pakistan – where he spent many summers growing up – to trace the roots of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. As Pakistan’s umbrella organization for the Taliban, the group has engaged in ruthless terror campaigns that have killed tens of thousands in Karachi and beyond.