It costs half a million pounds a year to be a member of the World Economic Forum. From Tony Blair to Donald Trump, the richest and most powerful people within the pale of the prevailing orthodoxy, have gathered to save the planet, so long as it doesn’t cost them too much money or power. But apart from the Swiss chocolate fondant, what is the point of Davos? Phil Dobbie is economics writer and broadcaster, so we invited him into the Sputnik studio to help us find out.
Iran is a country subject to 800 different economic sanctions, whose leaders can be extrajudicially shot on sight, whose territory is surrounded by US military bases, yet for many it is still regarded as the single biggest danger to world peace. It’s a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery, inside an enigma! So, who better to help us unravel the riddle than Iran expert, journalist, and broadcaster Robert Carter?