Hardtalk: President of Pakistan, 2001-2008 - Pervez...11/26/14
What will Pervez Musharraf's fate tell us about where power lies in today’s Pakistan?
HT: 26 Nov 14 Pervez Musharraf
Hardtalk speaks to Pervez Musharraf. The former army chief and former president of Pakistan thought he could ride a wave of popular support back into power. Instead, he found himself facing separate charges of treason and murder. How did Pakistan's...
Hardtalk: Infectious Diseases Specialist - Geraldine O’Hara
What is the key to defeating Ebola?
HT: 24 Nov 14 Geraldine O'Hara
Ebola is wreaking havoc on 3 West African nations - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The official death toll is beyond 5000, the real victim-count is almost certainly much higher. The virus brings with it a lethal cocktail of fear, fractured...
Hardtalk: Sir Nicholas Winton
Why Sir Nicholas Winton went to rescue 600 mostly Jewish children from Nazi perscution
HT: Sir Nicholas Winton Friday 21st November 2014
Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur talks to a man with a remarkable story which has earned him accolades and admiration around the world. Sir Nicholas Winton is now 105 years old, when he was just 29 he helped rescue more than 600 mostly Jewish children from...
HT: Mikhail Kasyanov Wednesday 19th November
Just how far is Vladimir Putin prepared to push, in his high stakes confrontation with the West over Ukraine? New allegations of Russian military incursions prompted Ukraine's President to talk of all-out war, and western leaders to threaten more...
HT: Walter Mzembi 17 Nov 14
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is ninety years old. His grip on power is still tight but it it won’t last forever; and in recent months the jostling for the succession has turned into a public punch up - adding to the uncertainty in a country...
HT: Hadi al-Bahra
Six weeks into the American led airstrikes on so called Islamic State militants in Syria, serious questions are being asked about the wisdom of the US strategy. Worryingly for President Obama many of these questions are coming from the moderate Syrian...
HT: Adam Goodes 10th November 2014
Extratime is in Melbourne Australia and if thereâs one sport which can uniquely claim to be home-grown it is Australian Rules Football, a high octane mixture of running, kicking and sometimes brutal mid-air collisions. One of the gameâs greatest...
HT: Mowaffak al-Rubaie 7th November 2014
Who can rescue Iraq and defeat the extremists of the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’? The militants have seized about a quarter of the territory of Iraq and there are near-daily reports of human rights abuses and deaths. The crisis at the heart of the...
HT: Abubakarr Fofanah Monday 3rd November 2014
Is the world winning the war against ebola? The World Health Organisation describes it as the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times and reckons there could be ten thousand new cases each week in west Africa by December unless...
HT: Francis Rossi 31st October 2014
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Francis Rossi, guitarist, singer and founder of the band Status Quo, one of the most popular and durable acts in the history of rock and roll. He's turned the old mantra alive fast, die young on its head: he's lived...
HT: Shehu Sani 29 Oct 14
Days ago the Nigerian Government announced a ceasefire deal with the militant group Boko Haram - officials predicted the imminent release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the extremists last April. Now those words look depressingly premature....
HT: Mitchell Baker Monday 27th October
Many of us who use the internet for work and leisure come to feel that we couldn't live without it. The web opens up the world, but does it also harbour fundamental threats to our privacy, security and autonomy? Can we trust the tech companies who...
HT: Mehmet Fatih Ceylan 24th October
National governments and security organisations are becoming increasingly preoccupied with the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State and what their response should be. Hardtalk travels to Brussels to speak to Turkeyâs ambassador to NATO,...
HT: Giandomenico Picco: Monday 20th October
Is there a new brand of violent extremism that is identifiably different from all forms of militancy that have gone before? The question is prompted by the shocking and self-publicised brutality of the group calling itself Islamic State. Boko Haram in...
HT: Mathias Döpfner
Twenty five years after the world’s most notorious wall came crashing down, Germany is Europe’s dominant nation. This is a reflection of its economic power and its media power. HARDtalk is in Berlin to talk to Mathias Dopfner, CEO of one of Europe’s...
HT: Joe Hockey MP: Wednesday 15th October
Next month the international club of rich nations, the G20, will meet in Australia. For much of the past decade the host nation boasted one of the strongest economies in the developed world, but not anymore. Australia has been badly hit by falling...
HT: Alexander Stubb: Monday 13th October
A sense of gloom is hanging over Europe. Years of economic stagnation are at the heart of it, but there are other factors too - for example, the security challenge posed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and also a rising tide of scepticism about the...
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