Martin Smith

The Clashing Agendas In The Fight Against ISIS
It is readily clear that America's regional allies have widely divergent views and a set of priorities that often don't coincide with our focus on ISIS, writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith.
April 28, 2016
America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi
Ahmad Chalabi helped lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, but if he ever had regrets about his role in the invasion, and the years of violence it unleashed, "he never voiced them to me," writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith.
November 5, 2015
A Journey "Inside Assad's Syria"
By the time Martin Smith reached Syria this past summer, the war was already in its fifth year, but life in regime-controlled areas was still largely a mystery.
October 27, 2015
Inside Assad's Syria
The world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind?
October 27, 2015
Obama at War
FRONTLINE goes inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
May 26, 2015
The Rise of ISIS
FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
October 28, 2014
"For Now, It Seems, Iraq Is No More"
"Today, you are either a Shia, a Sunni, a Christian, a Kurd," writes FRONTLINE's Martin Smith from Baghdad. "You are not an Iraqi first."
August 9, 2014
Baghdad Dispatch: Checkpoint (In)Security
More than 10 years after the fall of Saddam, the people of Baghdad might reasonably have hoped that they could drive about their city without worrying about kidnappings and bombings.
August 5, 2014
Dispatch: Return to Baghdad
FRONTLINE producer Martin Smith, who made four films on Iraq, has just arrived in Baghdad after a long absence. He's currently producing a film on the unfolding crisis in the country.
July 28, 2014
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United States of Secrets
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
May 13, 2014
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To Catch a Trader
FRONTLINE goes inside the dramatic, unprecedented hunt that uncovered vast insider trading at Wall Street hedge funds.
January 7, 2014
Exclusive: Watch Billionaire Steven Cohen Stumble Over Insider Trading Rules
In a never-before-published video, hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, whose firm this week pleaded guilty to securities fraud, describes federal securities laws as "vague," and asks for an explanation of the basic rule that prohibits insider trading.
November 6, 2013