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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.

Oct 18, 2019 09:43

Silencing conservatives

From social networks and university campuses to the national media, conservatives claim there is an inherent and aggressive campaign against free speech. How did free speech become politicized and weaponized? Is free speech only for those who agree with you?

CrossTalking with Will Chamberlain, Karyn Turk, and Anthony Brian Logan.

Oct 16, 2019 07:03

Leaving Syria alone?

Trump’s decision to order a partial withdrawal of troops from northern Syria has enraged the Washington foreign policy blob. Mainstream media have echoed this sentiment. Syria’s Kurds and Damascus have reached a deal in Russia-backed talks. It is now time for all foreign troops to leave this war-torn country.

CrossTalking with Catherine Shakdam, Ali Rizk, and Walter Smolarek.

Oct 14, 2019 09:46

CrossTalk Bullhorns: NATO vs NATO

NATO versus NATO – Washington and Ankara at cross purposes in Syria. What’s next for the alliance? Also, Trump will be impeached. What does this mean for American foreign policy?

CrossTalking with Glenn Diesen, Xavier Moreau, and Dmitry Babich.

Oct 11, 2019 09:36

Demystifying Syria

On this edition of CrossTalk, we demystify Syria’s Kurds. Almost all of the criticism levied against Trump’s Syria policy is not rooted in facts. In fact, that criticism is driven by false narratives and the inability to admit that the international proxy war to overthrow the Damascus government has failed. The sooner all American troops leave Syria, the better for Syria and the region.

CrossTalking with Ammar Waqqaf, Marwa Osman, and Mike Raddie.

Oct 9, 2019 06:50

Media conspiracies

In the age of Trump what has happened to journalistic standards and confidence in the media? Not long ago it was generally agreed that politics was the art of the possible. Now, one news narrative must prevail and all others must be vanquished. Does this state of affairs serve the public interest?

CrossTalking with Joe Concha, Tom Borelli, and Fabrice Epelboin.

Oct 4, 2019 07:07

CrossTalk on Deep State: CIA COUP?

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Senator Chuck Schumer famously said: “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” In light of the failed Russiagate hoax and now this nonsense with Ukraine this characterization appears to be spot on. Should we all fear the ‘deep state’?

CrossTalking with Daniel McAdams, Richard Goodstein, and John Burnett.