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    Salome Zourabichvili: Where does Georgia's destiny lie?

    Salome Zourabichvili: Where does Georgia's destiny lie?

    Russia’s neighbour Georgia is closely watching what happens in Ukraine. It shares a 900km border with Russia, who invaded in 2008. Russian troops are stationed in two separatist regions. Georgia has just been granted EU candidate status and talks of joining NATO, yet its government is seen by some as sympathetic to Russia. Sarah Montague talks to the Georgian President, Salome Zourabichvili. Where does Georgia's destiny lie - with Russia or the West?

    • 23 min
    Ciarán Hinds: Is Northern Ireland a creative powerhouse?

    Ciarán Hinds: Is Northern Ireland a creative powerhouse?

    Stephen Sackur interviews Northern Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, whose career took him from the troubled streets of Belfast to an Oscar nomination. Right now, Northern Ireland is a creative powerhouse; why, and will it last?

    • 24 min
    Jens Stoltenberg: Is Russia really preparing for a war with Nato?

    Jens Stoltenberg: Is Russia really preparing for a war with Nato?

    Sarah Montague is at Nato’s headquarters in Brussels to speak to its outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Two years after Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine, is Vladimir Putin now preparing for a war with Nato?

    • 22 min
    HARDtalk: Defying Putin

    HARDtalk: Defying Putin

    In a special programme in the run up to Russia’s presidential election in March, HARDtalk looks back on interviews with those few Russians who have been ready to stand up to Vladimir Putin. From the late Boris Nemtsov to Alexei Navalny whose death was announced recently, what motivates those ready to risk everything to challenge Putin?

    • 22 min
    Nikolai Denkov: Is Bulgaria a weak link in Europe's security?

    Nikolai Denkov: Is Bulgaria a weak link in Europe's security?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov. His country is trying to wean itself off Russian energy, and sends weapons to Ukraine, but many Bulgarians are still pro-Russian. As Europe tries to beef up its own security, is Bulgaria a weak link?

    • 23 min
    Alexey Navalny: The interview

    Alexey Navalny: The interview

    Russian authorities have announced the death of one of the country’s most significant opposition leaders Alexey Navalny in a remote penal colony in the Arctic Circle. Stephen Sackur spoke to him in Moscow in 2017 about the risks involved in being a prominent critic of President Putin.
    (Photo: Alexey Navalny. Still from his 2017 interview with Stephen Sackur)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Best world news available

The host gets to the point and is quick to point out inconsistencies with his guests.
A very informative podcast.

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Belarus

The episode about Belarus from last week is not uploaded properly, only 18 seconds have been posted.
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Host is deliberately, gratuitously combative

The host is tone deaf.

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