CrossTalk

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    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...
  • CrossTalk
    '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.
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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...
  • © Sergei Karpukhin
    Who's aggressive?
    Who is being aggressive? For the past few years the drumbeat for a conflict with Russia has been building almost to the point of hysteria. Now there is talk of a war – including a nuclear war – that could destroy civilization. On this...
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    Rumors of war
    Wars and rumors of wars: The Pentagon has requested an unprecedented budget. What threatens the United States and its allies the most? Is Russia one of those threats, or is it more failed military interventions? CrossTalking with Sami Ramadani, Joe...
  • © Toru Hanai
    Corruption PSYOPS
    The so-called Panama Papers are sold to us as a vast leak chronicling the financial misdeeds of the rich and powerful. But is this really the case? Certainly we are given insight into the secretive world of offshore banking, but is it a complete and...
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    South China Sea
    Rumors of war – this time in the South China Sea. Washington appears – step by step – to be moving away from a policy of engagement with Beijing to one of confrontation. This is a policy approach counterproductive for all involved....
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin © Maxim Shipenkov
    Scapegoating Russia
    Western governments and their pliant mainstream media often blame Russia for many of the world’s woes. In fact the cottage industry known as “Putin did it” relieves many politicians and journalists of professional responsibility....
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. © Umit Bektas
    Bullhorns in overdrive
    Is Russia meddling in American politics? Also, are we witnessing another crucial tipping point in Syria? And, has Turkey’s Erdogan turned his back on the West?CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Mark Sleboda, and Xavier Moreau.
  • 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...