Terrorism is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. It is used as justification for wars and violations of human rights. When is it a real danger to the people? What drives young assassins? Who are their commanders?
The powerful often use them to spy on their enemies – and almost as often, to eliminate their foes. We seek the operatives of the secret intelligence agencies and give an insight into the second oldest trade in the world.
Wars like those in Afghanistan and Iraq always have a dark side, especially when Special Forces and special technology is used. For example, when NATO works through a death list or one order of the German Armed Forces can kill dozens of civilians.
Avoiding taxes at any cost seems to be a sport for high earners. The super rich and the world’s criminals make substantial use of tax havens and reap enormous financial rewards. But, they also cheat their business partners. We take a close look at what’s behind the shiny shop front and expose the crooks and their cooked books.
Fixed matches, doped athletes, corrupt officials: the paths taken to victory, money and recognition are not always legal. We examine those who cheat and those who tolerate the cheating.
Every day we leave countless traces in the digital world using the internet and mobile phones. Governments and companies like Google and Facebook covet this valuable data. Are our civil liberties at risk?