Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Africa today and America tomorrow (E262)
    Is Africa the new Middle East: a new battleground for the superpowers, a new scramble for a once abandoned empire? In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a disputed presidential election sees the back of Kabila, but the new face may be yet to be...
    Jan 12, 2019 12:50
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between George Galloway and authoritative, influential, but most importantly, informed, guests. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim – bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • Africa today and America tomorrow (E262)
    Africa today and America tomorrow (E262)
    Is Africa the new Middle East: a new battleground for the superpowers, a new scramble for a once abandoned empire? In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a disputed presidential election sees the back of Kabila, but the new face may be yet to be...
    Jan 12, 2019 12:50
  • The mental health crisis and hidden history of WW1 (E261)
    The mental health crisis and hidden history of WW1 (E261)
    A new year report suggests the UK government is on course for a cataclysmic failure in the field of mental health. A pledge to increase the number of NHS mental health staff by 21,000 has managed to recruit only 1524. At this rate, the government...
    Jan 5, 2019 11:46
  • Looking forward and looking back (E260)
    Looking forward and looking back (E260)
    Not since 1940, when Hitler was at the Channel’s ports, has Britain faced a future less certain than she faces it in 2019. In less than a 100 days Britain leaves moorings in the European Union and floats free. Literally, nobody knows whether...
    Dec 29, 2018 11:05
  • Syrian withdrawal and homeless at Christmas (E259)
    Syrian withdrawal and homeless at Christmas (E259)
    President Trump’s announcement of a more or less immediate withdrawal of US forces from Syria is of great significance, if he means that is what he says, and if what General Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex allows him to...
    Dec 22, 2018 11:35
  • Center stage journalists and Brexit’s fate (E258)
    Center stage journalists and Brexit’s fate (E258)
    Sometimes the journalist becomes the story and, in this often bewildering Hall of Mirrors in which we all live, it’s happening more and more. In the 70s with Woodward & Bernstein and “All the President’s Men”, it was the...
    Dec 15, 2018 11:30
  • Trouble in Europe and ‘meaningful vote’ (E257)
    Trouble in Europe and ‘meaningful vote’ (E257)
    If you thought Britain was in a state of political chaos you’ve never lived in France. Or Spain. Or Italy. Or arguably even Germany. In France, a diminutive president with even lower public opinion ratings than Theresa May is struggling to...
    Dec 8, 2018 11:49
  • The death of Dr. Kelly and the origin of war crimes (E256)
    The death of Dr. Kelly and the origin of war crimes (E256)
    The strange death of Dr. David Kelly, the British scientist and Iraq arms inspector, in the summer of 2003 continues to intrigue the British public not least because much of the evidence relating to his death has been locked up in the National...
    Dec 1, 2018 14:05
  • Brexit ‘Right Deal’ and traitors of WWII (E255)
    Brexit ‘Right Deal’ and traitors of WWII (E255)
    Theresa May says she has now concluded the ‘right deal for Britain’ on its exit from the EU, but will it pass muster even in the Conservative Party, not to mention the DUP, Labour, and the House of Commons as a whole? Could she have...
    Nov 24, 2018 13:01
  • Brexit insanity & American madness (E254)
    Brexit insanity & American madness (E254)
    The UK government appears to be in the process of collapsing. Barely had the ink dried on the draft Brexit deal than resignations and rumors of resignation followed including Theresa May herself. Such are the febrile times in which we are all living...
    Nov 17, 2018 12:45
  • Democrat blues and the legacy of Khashoggi (E253)
    Democrat blues and the legacy of Khashoggi (E253)
    What’s changed in the American political landscape? After the midterm elections, although polling was up more than a third on the last midterms, there was no fireworks barge on the east river for Democrat celebrations – and no blue wave...
    Nov 10, 2018 12:31