HT: Francis Rossi 31st October 201410/30/14
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....
Hardtalk: Mozilla Executive Chairwoman - Mitchell Baker
Is her open-source, collaborative model of web innovation being overwhelmed by profit?
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...
Hardtalk: Former US Ambassador to Iraq - James Jeffrey
Is the Obama administration making the right calls in the Middle East?
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...
HT: David Miliband: Friday 10th October
The Middle East is in turmoil, beset by ethnic, religious and sectarian conflicts that together have created one of the gravest global humanitarian crises since World War Two. And once again a US-led military coalition is dropping bombs in the region....
HT: General Lord Richards: Wednesday 8th October
The US led military operation against the so-called Islamic State organisation has raised a host of awkward questions. Is the makeshift coalition fighting a war, or mounting an anti-terror operation? What will victory look like, and how long will it...
HT: Professor Peter Piot: Monday 6th October
The warnings about Ebola have been apocalyptic: Liberia's defence minister says it threatens his country's existence, while the US president says it threatens "global security". Three thousand people have already died from the disease and the World...
HT: Gilles de Kerchove: Friday 3rd October
How serious a threat to western security is the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State? According to those governments now backing military action against the jihadis the danger is very real - not least from foreign fighters, battle hardened...
HT: Lord Stern: Wednesday 1st October
World leaders gathered at a UN climate summit in New York recently and pledged again to tackle global warming. Yet again this year global greenhouse emissions have risen, partly because many politicians and citizens don't want more expensive renewable...
HT: Jessye Norman: Monday 29th September
Hardtalk speaks to Jessye Norman, who is acknowledged as one of the greatest singers of her generation. Her voice has enthralled audiences in the world’s greatest concert halls and opera houses for decades. She was born in America’s segregated South...
HT: Lord Heseltine 26 Sep 14
Stephen Sackur speaks to former Conservative cabinet minister, Lord Heseltine. The Scottish people voted 'No' to independence, but they may just have changed British politics forever. More powers are to be handed to the Scottish Parliament and now...
HT: Susan Greenfield 22nd September 2014
The size and capacity of the human brain distinguishes us from all other forms of life on earth, but how well do we really understand the functioning of our brains? HARDtalk speaks to Susan Greenfield, who carved out a reputation as a leader in the...
HT: Luis Moreno Ocampo: Friday 19th September
Twelve years ago the International Criminal Court was set up to be the scourge of war criminals and mass killers everywhere - there would be no more impunity for the worst of crimes. How does the court's record stack up against that grand ambition?...
HT: Peter Bofinger: Wednesday 17th September
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...
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