HashtagVOA

ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Futurei
X
June 27, 2014 3:00 AM
The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Future

Published June 26, 2014

The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

HashtagVOA

Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.

From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

#Cuba Rediscovery
Cuba and the United States will open embassies in each other's capitals for the first time in half a century. US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will be there when the US Flag goes up in Havana in Late July. Although opposition continues in the US Congress, President Obama says Americans and Cubans alike want normal relations. In this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry introduces us to some people who are already moving forward.

GUESTS
John Hemingway: Author, Grandson of Earnest Hemingway
Ignacio Gonzalez Vidal: Web Stringers - CUBA 
Marc Hanson: Sr. Associate on Cuba, Washington Office on Latin America