HT: Peter Bofinger: Wednesday 17th September09/17/14
Is the Eurozone economy turning Japanese? Flat-lining growth, depressed prices and a general air of economic despondency are surely warning signs of a Japanese-style prolonged stagnation. Can Europe's economic policymakers turn things around? HARDtalk...
Hardtalk: Professor of Geography, University of Oxford - Danny Dorling
Can we afford the world's super-rich and what have they ever done for us?
HT: Danny Dorling: Monday 15th September
Can we afford the world's super-rich and what have they ever done for us? HARDtalk speaks to a leading British social thinker - Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University. He argues for a slow revolution against the top 1%, whom he claims are...
Hardtalk: Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist - Chrissie Hynde
Is lead frontwoman of the band The Pretenders still in love with rock n roll?
HT: Chrissie Hynde: Friday 12th September
HARDtalk speaks to Chrissie Hynde, who has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and a record of success going back to the 1980s. Her band, the Pretenders, found global success during the era of punk; 30 years on she's still making music,...
HT: Jose Manuel Barroso: Wednesday 10th September
The European Union confronts a host of problems from an economic slowdown inside the Eurozone to the crisis in Ukraine. Jose Manuel Barroso has been president of the European Commission for ten years but has only two months left in the job. HARDtalk’s...
HT: President Petro Poroshenko Monday September 8th
In an exclusive interview, Stephen Sackur speaks to President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who's been in Britain to attend a summit of NATO leaders. There's a consensus view that the crisis in eastern Ukraine represents the most serious threat to...
HT: Giorgi Margvelashvili: Friday 5th September
This week's Nato Summit in Wales comes against a background of escalating tensions between Russia and Nato over the conflict in Ukraine, with calls for tougher action against Moscow. How far should Nato go in protecting countries that are not members...
HT: Olexander Scherba 03 Sept 14
Vladimir Putin is reported to have said he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in two weeks if he wanted to. As he offers increasingly brazen support to the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, his message to the West is clear: don't mess with...
HT: Yasser Abed Rabbo: Monday 1st September
Hardtalk is in the West Bank to talk to Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Executive Committee. He was a senior member of the Palestinian negotiating team in the years after the Oslo Peace Accords were...
HT: Yuval Steinitz: Friday 29th August
With a ceasefire now in place in Gaza, the Israeli government faces a simple question: what exactly did Operation Protective Edge achieve? For all the death and destruction in Gaza, has Israel's position been strengthened or weakened? Stephen Sackur...
HT: 20 Aug 14 Abdullah Abdullah
Afghanistan's presidential election was supposed to mark the country's progress, instead it threatens to inflict new wounds. The long drawn out process appeared to deliver a second round victory to Ashraf Ghani; but his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged...
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...
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...
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