Salome Zourabichvili: Where does Georgia's destiny lie?
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by BBC World Service
15h ago
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 ..read more
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Ciarán Hinds: Is Northern Ireland a creative powerhouse?
HARDtalk
by BBC World Service
3d ago
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 ..read more
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Jens Stoltenberg: Is Russia really preparing for a war with Nato?
HARDtalk
by BBC World Service
5d ago
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 ..read more
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HARDtalk: Defying Putin
HARDtalk
by BBC World Service
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Nikolai Denkov: Is Bulgaria a weak link in Europe's security?
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Alexey Navalny: The interview
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Bassem Youssef: Can laughter ever provoke political change?
HARDtalk
by BBC World Service
2w ago
Stephen Sackur is in New York for a special edition of the programme with Egyptian American satirist Bassem Youssef. During the Arab Spring, his mockery of Egypt’s leaders won him millions of fans, but after the military took over he fled to the US where he has reinvented his comedy career. Can laughter ever provoke political change? (Photo: Bassem Youssef, comedian and political satirist ..read more
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Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya: Does Ukraine Feel Betrayed?
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by BBC World Service
2w ago
Stephen Sackur is in New York City for an exclusive interview with Ukraine’s top diplomat at the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya. With partisan warfare in Washington DC blocking crucial military assistance to Kyiv, does Ukraine feel betrayed ..read more
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Cornel West: Could enough votes taken from Joe Biden help Donald Trump get elected?
HARDtalk
by BBC World Service
2w ago
Stephen Sackur is in New York City to speak to Cornel West, the high-profile philosopher, writer and activist who has launched his own bid for the White House. Running as independent, he looks unlikely to win but could this anti-war socialist take enough votes from Joe Biden to help Donald Trump get elected a second time ..read more
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Vassily Nebenzia: Is Russia influencing global opinions?
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by BBC World Service
3w ago
Stephen Sackur is in New York City, home of the United Nations, to speak to Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN. Ambassador Nebenzia is a key player in Vladimir Putin’s combative diplomatic strategy to accuse the West of seeking to impose its will on the world, from Ukraine to the Middle East. How effective is Moscow in the battle for world opinion ..read more
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