CrossTalk

  • Young women mourning outside the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany July 24, 2016. © Arnd Wiegmann
    Some are calling 2016 the 'year of terror'. The recent spate of violence and death has been roundly condemned – this is as it should be. What to do about it is an entirely different question. Does the West have a double standard on what...
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    '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.
  • Young women mourning outside the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany July 24, 2016. © Arnd Wiegmann
    Wave of terror
    Some are calling 2016 the 'year of terror'. The recent spate of violence and death has been roundly condemned – this is as it should be. What to do about it is an entirely different question. Does the West have a double standard on what...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin © Kirill Kudryavtsev
    Siberian candidate?
    Who would have thought Russia and Vladimir Putin would play such an important role in the American presidential election? The media treadmill claims Trump is under Putin’s spell. And Hillary Clinton is blaming the Russian president for yet...
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    Bullhorns get sporty
    Explosive mix – when sports are used as a political tool. Also, why is Vladimir Putin being dragged into the US presidential election? And finally, is Turkey on the verge of an eastward pivot? CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Vladimir...
  • © Murad Sezer
    Erdogan's Turkey
    Post-coup attempt realities: With Turkish President Erdogan firmly in control, he has demanded a cleansing of the military and many social institutions. What kind of Turkey does he intend to create? And will Turkey’s foreign policy change?...
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    China vs lawfare
    An international tribunal in The Hague has ruled overwhelmingly against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Beijing not only rejects this ruling, it even refused to participate in this case. Is this using lawfare to contain...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the crowd following a funeral service for a victim of the thwarted coup in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. © Alkis Konstantinidis
    Bullhorns on the coup
    Turkey on the brink: after a failed coup attempt the country is in disarray. And President Erdogan is exacting his revenge against the military and those deemed disloyal. Where does Turkey go now? CrossTalking with Xavier Moreau, Dmitry Babich, and...
  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. © Mike Carlson
    Trump cratering?
    The battle of negative ratings. Public opinion polls are often wrong, but there is no denying some things are going very wrong for Donald Trump and his presidential ambitions. Does he have himself to blame? CrossTalking with Paris Dennard, Rob...
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    Bullhorns up to bat
    The illusory search for justice – the Chilcot Report and Hillary’s non-indictment. Also NATO’s confab in Warsaw – reviving an old conflict? And 'the house of cards' known as Washington’s Syria policy. CrossTalking with...
  • © Rafael Marchante
    Aggressive NATO
    Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been trying to find its new role. Its operations in Afghanistan and Libya were disasters. Now NATO has focused on what is described as “Russian aggression.” Does NATO create its own security...
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    Turkey reset
    Turkey’s decision to offer Russia a reset in relations could have serious repercussions. Both countries now speak about the need to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and share military intelligence. The conflict in Syria just got...