Caliphate

Caliphate

In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo... Show More

Episodes

June 21, 2018 32 min

What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

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June 14, 2018 26 min

Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

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June 14, 2018 26 min

After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

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June 7, 2018 34 min

We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

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May 31, 2018 34 min

What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

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May 24, 2018 43 min

“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

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May 17, 2018 21 min

The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

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May 10, 2018 25 min

A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

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May 3, 2018 23 min

ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

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April 26, 2018 32 min

Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

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April 18, 2018 23 min

Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

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April 18, 2018 6 min

The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”

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