HT: Emma Sky05/22/15
When the self styled Islamic State movement took control of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's Anbar province days ago, it was another humiliation for the Baghdad government. Another discomfiting development for the United States which has bombed IS, but...
Hardtalk: Political Adviser to the Commander of US Forces...
Where do the roots of the crisis in Iraq lie and what should the US and the West do?
Hardtalk: Minister of Traditional Affairs, South Africa -...
What is the ANC doing to ensure xenophobic violence does not flare up again?
HT: Pravin Gordhan 20 May 2015
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
HT: Jonathan Moyo 18 May 2015
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's Information Minister, in Harare.
Hardtalk: Sir Menzies Campbell, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Pat...
What are the prospects of the UK's renegotiation on European Union membership?
Hardtalk: Colombian High Commissioner for Peace - Sergio...
Can a deal be made between the Colombian government and Farc?
HT: Sergio Jaramillo 15 May 2015
It's one of the world's most intractable insurgencies. Hundreds of thousands dead. Millions more displaced. The conflict in Colombia between the state and left-wing rebels has been running for more than fifty years. HARDtalk talks to the government's...
HT: UK Election Discussion 13 May 15
HARDtalk's Shaun Ley is joined by three leading British politicians to discuss the post-election future for a country facing possible break-up and a referendum on EU membership.
HT: Amr Darrag 11 May 15
The Muslim Brotherhood was Egypt's oldest and once most successful political movement, but some say it is on the verge of extinction - a victim of its own failure in government. When Mohammed Morsi was deposed as Egyptâs President, the organisation...
HT: Maria Luis Alburquerque 5th May 2015
Tim Franks speaks to the Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque who has one of the most unforgiving jobs in politics. She is committed to reviving her own country’s battered economy, to saving the single currency, and somehow to ensuring...
HT: Richard Haass 4 May 15
Hardtalk's Sarah Monatgue speaks to Dr Richard Haass - President of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has worked in the State Department and advised US presidents, and he now believes we are witnessing the end of one period of world history and the...
HT: Irvine Welsh 1st May 2015
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to a novelist whose fictional world is filled with drugs, sex, sleaze and alienation. Scottish writer Irvine Welsh draws deeply flawed characters and makes them entertaining and all too human. His first bestseller was...
HT: Philip Nitschke 29 April 2015
Many people are familiar with cases involving terminally ill patients who believe that they should have the right to die. But what about making this a right for everyone - even if they are fit and healthy? Zeinab Badawi speaks to the controversial...
HT: Pippa Malmgren 24 Apr 15
HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi talks to the American economist and hi-tech entrepreneur Pippa Malmgren. By 2025 robots and artificial intelligence will be performing a lot more of the jobs that humans do at present. Will technology create more jobs than it...
HT: Isaac Herzog 22 Apr 15
Stephen Sackur speaks to the man Benjamin Netanyahu defeated in the battle for the Israeli premiership, Isaac Herzog. For the chairman of the Labor party, the March 2015 election was a major disappointment, so what does he and the Israeli left, do now?
HT: Leslee Udwin 20 Apr 15
The brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi in 2012 provoked widespread shock and outrage and put the spotlight on violence against women in India. A recent documentary about it called ‘India's Daughter’ has provoked huge...
HT: Brandon Bryant 17 April 2015
Hardtalk speaks to a man who can provide a rare glimpse into a secret world. His story raises questions about the nature of 21st Century warfare. Brandon Bryant joined the US Air Force straight out of college. He was picked to join one of the United...
HT: Maria Corina Machado 10 Apr 15
Two years after the death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s socialist revolution is in trouble. The country's oil reliant economy is ravaged by inflation, shortages and corruption. Those hit hardest are the poor, Chavez's bedrock supporters. HARDtalk speaks...
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