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CrossTalk

  • © Aly Song
    When China rules, what will the world be like? Will Beijing govern as a global hegemon or be one among other great powers? Western capitals and their media often warn us about China’s rise, though hardly mention the dangers of the West's...
  • 'CrossTalk' is RT's flagship program. This TV debate experience presents hot-topic discussions on politics, business, newsmakers, global trends, present-day conflicts, and dangers and challenges facing our world. Host Peter Lavelle poses hard, straightforward questions to his guests, and demands concrete answers in response. Peter's guests are politicians, journalists, scientists and decision-makers of all sorts – anyone who influences the decisions changing our world or plays a key role in forming public opinion.
  • © Aly Song
    When China rules
    When China rules, what will the world be like? Will Beijing govern as a global hegemon or be one among other great powers? Western capitals and their media often warn us about China’s rise, though hardly mention the dangers of the West's...
  • © Morteza Nikoubazl
    Neocon retreat?
    As the Iran deal becomes a reality, Washington’s neoconservatives and their allies are bristling. A sanctioned and isolated Iran had long been one of their policy pillars. This is no longer the case. The neocon agenda has experienced a major...
  • Kiev, Ukraine, July 21, 2015. © Gleb Garanich
    Watching media
    As Ukraine continues to descend into political and financial chaos, Western media – for the most part – remain focused on Russia’s so-called aggression. How does the mischaracterization of this important story undermine the sad...
  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. © Nancy Wiechec
    Donald’s triumph?
    His resume is all over the map: real estate mogul, television host, entrepreneur and for some a political joke – he's none other than Donald Trump – and he is running for the GOP presidential nomination. How well does he reflect a...
  • View of U.S. Capitol Building. © Larry Downing
    Iran: Game changer?
    Iran and the global powers have a deal, but what is next? Can Israel’s allies on Capitol Hill derail the agreement? Can we expect the Israelis and the Saudis to respect the process hammered out in Vienna? And most importantly, how does this...
  • © Maxim Zmeyev
    Remembering MH17
    Investigations into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are still inconclusive or incomplete a year on from the tragedy. However, this has not stopped the West and their media from apportioning blames, without facts and figures to back up...
  • Reuters/Kazbek Basayev
    ​Kiev’s contradictions
    Collapsing narratives and more worrying signs. Political infighting and violence continue to engulf the Kiev regime. Europe calls on Poroshenko to honor the Minsk agreement, while the Pentagon says it wants to escalate its presence in Ukraine....
  • Reuters
    Shifting borders
    Western media coverage of Islamic State is mixed at best. Its origins are rarely talked about, though a US intelligence report predicted the group’s rise. Islamic State is also called cruel and media savvy, but the fact is the group is...
  • Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
    EU fiasco?
    Quagmire and fiasco are only two words to describe the condition of the European Union and the eurozone after the democratic choice of the Greek people. In the end the IMF’s crisis-mongering strategy failed and the Brussels leadership...
  • Reuters/Leonhard Foeger
    ​Tehran pivot?
    Historic breakthrough or more false hope? How best to describe the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program at this point in time? How will history record the present - when sworn enemies reached a compromise in the name of peace or as a...