Episode 046

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic has cut a swathe through West Africa. The US first response to the epidemic was their default position: send in the army. By contrast Cuba's response was their default position: send in the doctors. Joining us this week to discuss the phenomenon of Cuban medical diplomacy as they now fearlessly wade into the Ebola pandemic is Bernard Regan of British finest solidarity campaign that for Cuba.

And in part two we welcome back Patrick Cockburn of the Independent. Not only is he intrepid and fearless, prodigious and eloquent, he's now also Foreign Correspondence of the Year. He's just written THE book on the phenomenon known as Isis on which the entire world is currently fixated - find out why this week on Sputnik.

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