Hardtalk: Afghan Presidential Candidate - Abdullah...08/20/14
Is Abdullah Abdullah currently acting in Afghanistan’s interest, or his own?
Hardtalk: Doctor and Activist - Dr Mads Gilbert
Does being a political activist interfere with work as a medic and humanitarian?
HT: Dr. Mads Gilbert: Monday 18th August
The Hamas/Israeli ceasefire in Gaza has allowed Palestinians time to assess the cost of the Israeli offensive both in human lives and damage to buildings and facilities. HARDtalk speaks to Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor just back from Gaza where he...
Hardtalk: Intelligence and Security Chief, Kurdistan Regional...
Can the Kurds rescue the state of Iraq?
HT: Masrour Barzani 15 August 2014
The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance of Islamic State militants. There have been eye-witness accounts of people beheaded, of whole families buried alive, and there...
HT: Andrei Konchalovsky: Friday 8th August
In August 1914, the five great powers of Europe declared war on one another. For countries like Britain, Germany and France the significance of World War One is regularly debated and commemorated. But what of that other great power, Russia? It also...
HT: Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Wednesday 13th August
NATO is sixty five years old – does it lack the vigour, resources and political will to be an effective military force on the world stage at a time when conflicts across continents in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and West Africa present ever greater dangers...
HT: Karl Von Habsburg 04 Aug 14
As the world commemorates the start of the First World War, HARDtalk travels to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina, to speak to Karl von Habsburg - grandson of the last of the Habsburg emperors. It was in Sarajevo that his great uncle...
HT: Iurie Leanca 30 07 14
HARDtalk is on location in Chisinau, capital of Moldova where the stage is set for another tug of war between Russia and the European Union. With the backing of the majority Romanian speaking population Moldova’s government is vigorously pursuing...
HT: Ama Ata Aidoo: Monday 28th July
HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo who has arguably done more than any other writer to depict and celebrate the condition of women in Africa, in books such as ‘The Dilemma of a Ghost’ and ‘Changes’. She is opposed to what...
HT: Danny Danon: Friday 25th July
Israel says its current campaign in Gaza is in response to rocket strikes from Hamas militants and is aimed at destroying illicit tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle arms. In more than two weeks of conflict around six hundred Palestinians - mostly civilians...
HT: Obiageli Ezekwesili: Wednesday 23rd July
A few months ago international attention was fixed on the remote forests of north eastern Nigeria - believed to be where 200 kidnapped schoolgirls were being held by Boko Haram militants. Well, the girls have now been missing for 100 days; Boko...
HT: Chris Packham: Monday 21st July
HARDtalk is in the heart of the English countryside, a habitat that is rich in wildlife but for how much longer? The impact of human beings here, as in so much of the world, is putting enormous pressure on natural eco systems. Stephen Sackur speaks to...
HT: Lord Falconer 16 July 2014
Just a handful of countries allow assisted dying or euthanasia or both - most notably Switzerland and the Netherlands. It is a difficult and contentious area for policymakers. This week in the UK, the highly controversial Assisted Dying Bill has its...
HT: Thomas Piketty: Monday 14th July
Just occasionally a big idea makes waves across the world. HARDtalk speaks to French economist Thomas Piketty whose book, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ has become an unlikely international bestseller. His thesis carries echoes of Karl Marx - modern...
HT: Carl Bildt: Friday 11th July 2014
It is out with the old and in with the new at the European Union as EU member states conduct the usual bout of horse-trading that follows elections for the European Parliament. They are selecting a new set of officials including the key post of...
HT: Dore Gold: Wednesday 9th July
The kidnap and murder of four teenagers - three Israeli and then one Palestinian - has triggered protests and violent clashes in both Israel and the Occupied Territories and unleashed the heaviest rocket fire between Israel and Hamas for nearly two...
HT: Mohamoud Nur Monday 7th July
Most of us probably don't associate local government with racing pulses and grave danger. But few local government jobs are like the Mayor of Mogadishu's. HARDtalk speaks to Mohamoud Nur who had that post for more than three years, trying to improve...
HT: Deirdre McCloskey Friday 4th July
Is rising inequality the sickness that could yet kill capitalism? It's a debate currently raging in politics as well as economics. President Obama says income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. The influential American economist Deirdre...
HT: Salih Muslim Mohammed 1 July 2014
The extremist group Isis is expanding its foothold in Syria after its recent gains in neighbouring Iraq. The first town it seized was Raqqa in northern Syria a year ago, it holds parts of Aleppo province in the north as well as more territory on the...
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