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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

    Moeed Yusuf – National Security Advisor of Pakistan

    Moeed Yusuf – National Security Advisor of Pakistan

    Stephen Sackur speaks with Moeed Yusuf, National Security Advisor of Pakistan. The Taliban is back in power in neighbouring Afghanistan. US and NATO forces are gone. Pakistan sees opportunities in this new reality but are there grave dangers too?

    • 22 min
    Paul Auster: Is New York still the heartbeat of America?

    Paul Auster: Is New York still the heartbeat of America?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to one of New York City's most famous writers, Paul Auster, whose novels and screenplays have done much to capture the New York state of mind. The city prides itself on being a 24/7 melting pot of glitz, glamour and buzz, but it has been hit hard by Covid; only now are overseas visitors being allowed back in. In this era of pandemic and political polarisation, is New York no longer the heartbeat of America?

    (Photo: Paul Auster)

    • 22 min
    Ken Buck: Big tech and Republican politics

    Ken Buck: Big tech and Republican politics

    We speak to Republican congressman Ken Buck, a libertarian on issues of gun control and Covid, but a supporter of breaking up America’s big tech giants. Do America’s conservatives have a coherent worldview, and is Donald Trump still at the heart of it?

    • 22 min
    Nicolai Tangen: Can Norway move on from fossil fuels?

    Nicolai Tangen: Can Norway move on from fossil fuels?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicolai Tangen, head of Norway's $1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the biggest in the world. Fossil fuels have given Norwegians vast wealth. Are they now ready to wean themselves off oil and gas?

    • 22 min
    Rana Ayyub: Abuse, intimidation and legal threats

    Rana Ayyub: Abuse, intimidation and legal threats

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the Indian investigative journalist Rana Ayyub whose determination to dig deep into the past and present of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has prompted abuse, intimidation and legal action. What does her case say about the health of India’s democracy?

    (Photo: Rana Ayyub appears via videolink on Hardtalk)

    • 22 min
    Péter Márki-Zay: Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?

    Péter Márki-Zay: Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?

    Next Spring, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the EU's most controversial leader, will seek a new mandate. His grip on power in Budapest is tight, covering the parliament, the media and the economy. His opponents at home and in Brussels call him an autocrat, but can he beaten at the ballot box? Stephen Sackur speaks to Péter Márki-Zay, who will lead a united opposition front into the election. He’s a small town mayor with big ambition, but is being the candidate who is not Orban enough?

    • 22 min

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