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CrossTalk

  • © Omar Sanadiki
    In this edition of the program we have a look at how western media spins its spin. A pause in Syria peace talks – who is at fault? 'Masks of the Revolution' – a French director unmasks the false Ukrainian narrative. And who is most...
  • '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.
  • © Omar Sanadiki
    Bullhorns spin the spin
    In this edition of the program we have a look at how western media spins its spin. A pause in Syria peace talks – who is at fault? 'Masks of the Revolution' – a French director unmasks the false Ukrainian narrative. And who is most...
  • © Rafael Marchante
    Costs of war
    NATO’s violent overthrow of the Libyan regime in 2011 created a failed state and provided an opening for such groups as ISIL. Five years later the Pentagon is considering another intervention into this very unfortunate country. Time and again...
  • U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures during a news conference after a meeting with the Syrian High Negotiations Committee (HNC) during peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 1, 2016. © Denis Balibouse
    Syrian quagmire
    The talks have started, but where will they go? Ending Syria’s civil war is a daunting endeavor. There are too many parties with conflicting agendas. Outside powers have been fueling this war for years. Can the same powers end it?...
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry © Jason Lee
    Bullhorns
    According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, this station is a bullhorn of propaganda. I like to think of ourselves as bullhorns for an alternative narrative and giving voice to those often marginalized by the Western mainstream. On this edition...
  •  © Alkis Konstantinidis
    Waves of refugees
    When it comes to mass migration and the current refugee crisis hitting the EU, it is getting harder and harder to remain an idealist. The reality is that Europe not only must manage its external borders, but also internal ones. There are of course...
  • Idlib, Syria © Khalil Ashawi
    US-Russia Standoff?
    We are told the Syrian peace talks will proceed as scheduled. At the same time, Vice President Joe Biden says the US is ready to impose a military solution in Syria. According to this American official, a political settlement is not essential. With...
  • Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (C) looks at a Ukrainian flag brought from an eastern region of the country where a military conflict took place, during his visit to an exhibition of new Ukrainian military equipment in Kiev, Ukraine © Gleb Garanich
    Ukraine's dead ends
    Ukraine’s many dead ends: Faced with a faltering economy and growing political instability, official Kiev has limited options. And with Europe unwilling or unable to provide much assistance, the Ukrainian president may have no choice but to do...
  • A man rides a bike near damaged buildings in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria January 5, 2016. © Bassam Khabieh
    Syria's moment
    Russia and the United States appear to be determined – at least in public – that the scheduled Syria talks should happen without delay. Is this realistic? Russia’s intervention on the side of Damascus has stabilized the Syrian...
  • © Kim Hong-Ji
    Neocon revenge?
    With the end of the original sanctions now in play, Washington’s neocons and allies are down, but certainly not on the run. What is their greatest fear? That peace and prosperity will break out? In the meantime, what will be the impact on Iran...
  • © Gabriel Bouys
    Offensive propaganda
    Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives? At the start of this year the Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT. Maybe a...