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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Australia in turmoil and a political Nobel Peace Prize (E406)
    Things are upside down ‘Down Under’, and the special relationship between Australia and Britain appears to be in turmoil. But just how bad is the political situation in Australia at the moment? A state premier forced to resign due to...
    Oct 16, 2021 10:34
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, 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.
  • Australia in turmoil and a political Nobel Peace Prize (E406)
    Australia in turmoil and a political Nobel Peace Prize (E406)
    Things are upside down ‘Down Under’, and the special relationship between Australia and Britain appears to be in turmoil. But just how bad is the political situation in Australia at the moment? A state premier forced to resign due to...
    Oct 16, 2021 10:34
  • Pandora’s box and police in crisis (E405)
    Pandora’s box and police in crisis (E405)
    First we had the Panama Papers, then we had the Paradise Papers and now the Pandora Papers; the latest batch of leaked financial information detailing offshore accounts. Three hundred political leaders and public officials have been exposed as...
    Oct 9, 2021 10:35
  • Russian elections and breast cancer awareness week (E404)
    Russian elections and breast cancer awareness week (E404)
    Last week, we took a deep dive into the German elections and everything we predicted came to pass: Angela Merkel could well still be in office this time next year when negotiations are finally concluded – if they ever are. This week, we...
    Oct 2, 2021 10:14
  • Germany post-Merkel and Britain post-riots (E403)
    Germany post-Merkel and Britain post-riots (E403)
    It’s “auf wiedersehen, pet” to Angela Merkel as her era comes to an end after an extraordinary reign. She has seen come and go five British prime ministers and four American presidents, with four election victories, and she now...
    Sep 25, 2021 10:16
  • A new Canada and an old Cold War (E402)
    A new Canada and an old Cold War (E402)
    Canada, the apparently nicer, gentler country in North America, seldom makes it into the news in Britain, which is surprising, given the Queen is on their bank notes and there's a long colonial history. They appeared happy to be a little boring,...
    Sep 18, 2021 10:22
  • Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary (E401)
    Guinea Coup and 9/11 Anniversary (E401)
    Once upon a time there was a scramble for Africa. The great European powers frantically seized colonies and looted them. In the new scramble, most of the competitors are not European – though France still tries – but the competition is...
    Sep 11, 2021 11:40
  • Afghan crisis and Manchester joy (E400)
    Afghan crisis and Manchester joy (E400)
    This week, a US drone killed six Afghan children in a house in Kabul, presumably not the putative suicide bombers indicated on the US computer. The child-killing didn’t even make most news bulletins. If everything else has changed in...
    Sep 4, 2021 10:23
  • Afghanistan: War and peace (E399)
    Afghanistan: War and peace (E399)
    The fallout from the dramatic events in Afghanistan continues. One president, Ashraf Ghani, has lost his job; another, Joe Biden, has his jacket hanging on a shaky nail. A former president, Hamid Karzai, is back on the scene, as is would-be...
    Aug 28, 2021 10:14
  • British veterans and what next for Afghanistan (E398)
    British veterans and what next for Afghanistan (E398)
    The ignominious collapse of the huge Western military, political, and economic operation in Afghanistan is unfolding before our eyes. The Taliban now sit in the president’s chair; the president fled to the UAE; the government, on which so much...
    Aug 21, 2021 10:24
  • Edinburgh Fringe theater and US theaters of war (E397)
    Edinburgh Fringe theater and US theaters of war (E397)
    The Edinburgh International Festival was created in 1947 to heal the wounds of war. The Fringe emerged from the ‘uninvited eight’ – a group of artists deemed not good enough to appear in the main event – putting on their own...
    Aug 14, 2021 10:30