In Context

  • This week we have a look at Sarah Palin's political exit, China's rise as an equal to the US, and some thoughts on the departure of NATO's Secretary General, as well as much more...
  • In Context
    In Context is Russia's Today's week in review programme. Each episode focuses on major news stories, taking them further with in-depth analysis and commentary. Anchor, author & producer Peter Lavelle. Director Ludmila Bochkova. Executive editor & producer Olga Tarbeeva. Producer & video editor Viktoria Milovanova.
  • In Context: China's arrival
    This week we have a look at Sarah Palin's political exit, China's rise as an equal to the US, and some thoughts on the departure of NATO's Secretary General, as well as much more...
  • In Context: Biden's vices
    This week we have a look at US Vice President Joe Biden's visits to Ukraine and Georgia – is he resetting, or reloading relations? Also, did the Americans really land on the moon 40 years ago? Plus, a conversation with a Russian journalist on...
  • In Context: Cheney's dirty war
    This week we have a look at allegations that former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold information about secret operation plans from Congress. Also, what to believe and what not to believe when it comes to North Korea? Then...
  • In Context: Obama’s Russian odyssey
    This week we have a look at Barack Obama’s visit to Russia and the process of resetting Russian–US relations. Also, why unrest in China is a threat to global security, and a Russian journalist’s take on the Moscow summit.
  • In Context: Iraq – the illusory pull-back
    This week we have a look at events unfolding in Iraq and the meaning of Washington’s so-called “pull-back.” Also, we examine the coup in Honduras and its impact on the Western Hemisphere. And the most recent move in the New Great...
  • In Context: Spinning Iran
    This week we have a look at events happening in Iran and the mixed signals coming out of Western capitals. Also, terrorists strike again in Russia’s Caucasus. What is the future for this troubled region? And much more…
  • In Context: Iran’s street democracy
    This week we have a full program and we cover the globe – Iran, Israel, Belarus, the BRIC countries and a post-scriptum on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
  • Voting and power in Lebanon
    This week we have a look at Lebanon’s complicated democracy and Hezbollah. Also, what is wrong with Europe’s democracy? Why are the extremists gaining a foothold? Additionally, a conversation with Chris Weafer – a well respected...
  • The meaning of Tiananmen Square
    This week we take a look at the events surrounding the Tiananmen Square Massacre 20 years ago. Also, how the collapse of GM helps chart a new course for the Russian automotive sector. Plus, a conversation with Newsweek.
  • North Korea’s challenge
    On In Context this week: what does North Korea really want and what can the international community do about it; managing the global recession and how Russia has changed spending priorities; and an interview with Anna Arutunyan of the Moscow News,...