Debut: FRIDAY, MARCH 21 (11:00-11:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: March 21 (12:30 a.m.), 22 (1:45 a.m.), 23 (10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 25 (11:00 p.m.) and 27 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: March 22 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (2:40 a.m.)
In the throes of a crippling, violent insurgency, Dagestan is Russia's hotbed for Muslim extremism. Its jihadists have been behind many high-profile terrorist plots around the world, including alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who spent six months there the year before that deadly attack. To understand why so much terrorist activity originates in the region, and to see firsthand what Tsarnaev learned during his stay, Shane Smith heads to Dagestan to follow in terrorists' footsteps.
The Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of the most well-known and longest-standing conflicts in the world. Although the United States publicly advocates a two-state solution, it also remains Israel's biggest ally. While significant American support comes from a strong, wealthy Jewish lobby, in terms of sheer numbers, Evangelical Christians in the heart of the Bible Belt are Israel's strongest supporters. Thomas Morton uncovers the rationale behind Evangelical support for the Jewish state.