Ghida Fakhry hosts a current affairs program on TRT World about global issues and international power politics. In a rapidly changing world, the traditional influence of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council is being challenged by new emerging forces. Through original reports, news-making interviews and expert analysis, Bigger Than Five offers a critical look at the issues that matter. We scrutinize foreign policy decisions made in Washington DC and other centers of power and look at their impact on the rest of the world. Bigger Than Five is about challenging the status quo and those who make decisions that shape our world -- and affect us all.

The End of NATO?

April 17, 2019

70 years after the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, has NATO outlived its purpose? Bigger Than Five examines whether the alliance is a source of stability or a threat to international peace and security.

The business of war

April 10, 2019

The United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of weapons. It claims to be judicious in providing them to allies. But is that true?

Immigration: The politics of fear

April 3, 2019

Is there really a crisis on America’s southern border? Has record migration worldwide strengthened right-wing nationalist movements in the US and Europe?

America’s pro-Israel Lobby

March 27, 2019

With top Democratic lawmakers boycotting AIPAC's conference this year, is the power of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States beginning to fade?

Iraq: What’s next?

March 20, 2019

16 years have passed since the US invaded Iraq and promised to replace Saddam Hussein’s oppressive regime with a stable democracy. But is the future of Iraqis looking any brighter? Bigger Than Five looks at the legacy of the US war in Iraq and the challenges the country continues to face as it looks to rebuild after a three year battle with the Islamic State.

America In Decline

March 13, 2019

What impact has President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy had on US global influence? Bigger Than Five examines America's decline and the new world order.