Worlds Apart

  • Lamberto Dini, former prime minister of Italy
    US President-elect Donald Trump is often said to be one of a kind, but he’s also the subject of many comparisons – to Viktor Orban of Hungary, Vladimir Putin of Russia, but above all – Silvio Berlusconi of Italy. So much so that he...
  • Worlds Apart
    Worlds Apart is a fast-paced, in-depth discussion on the most pressing issues facing the world today.It strives to depart from the traditional Q&A form of interview in favor of a more emotive and engaging conversation. Host Oksana Boyko is not afraid to ask the hard questions that others avoid, with the aim of promoting intelligent public debate.
  • Lamberto Dini, former prime minister of Italy
    Berlusconi Americano?
    US President-elect Donald Trump is often said to be one of a kind, but he’s also the subject of many comparisons – to Viktor Orban of Hungary, Vladimir Putin of Russia, but above all – Silvio Berlusconi of Italy. So much so that he...
  • Amr Moussa, former Secretary General of the Arab League
    In the same league?
    The Middle East and North Africa seem on the brink of major change once again. With the Syrian army making significant gains on the ground and the US president elect promising to stop aiding the rebels, the Syrian war may finally see the prospect of...
  • Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
    Frozen Ambition?
    Cold, large, scarcely populated, but with the ambitions of a great power – that description fits not just one, but two Arctic giants. Together, Russia and Canada control about 75 percent of the Arctic, but are still struggling to come up with...
  • Disturbing neighbors?
    Disturbing neighbors?
    The Trump election is still sending shock waves through the western liberal community, with some stoking fears of the US’ impending authoritarianism, and others hoping that Germany or Canada will become the new leaders of the free world. How...
  • Forecast & flabbergast?
    Forecast & flabbergast?
    The election of Donald Trump may have defied conventional wisdom, yet the fairly significant margin in Electoral College totals suggests it was not completely out of the blue. Why did so many experts fail to see him coming? To discuss this, Oksana...
  • Shashi Tharoor - an Indian politician and former UN Undersecretary General
    Electoral Trumpset?
    Trump’s victory has upended many conventional political and sociological wisdoms that few, until recently, dared to question, let alone challenge. While many Americans are still reeling with emotion, others around the world are wondering...
  • Coming up trumps?
    Coming up trumps?
    The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has left America's friends and foes in a state of shock. As the world tries to process the new American reality, could Trump's presidency prove to be just as groundbreaking as...
  • Abdullah Al Dardari - Deputy Executive Secretary of UNESCWA and expert speaker at the Valdai Discussion Club
    Fighting to fix?
    For anyone who saw what Syria used to be before the war, the damage to this country may seem nothing less than apocalyptic. Devastation and desperation go hand in hand, causing even the most resilient to lose hope. Can Syria still be raised from the...
  • Arrested by Liberation?
    Arrested by Liberation?
    Time has a bitter irony of putting everything into perspective. Five years ago, Muammar Gaddafi's portraits were thrown at the entrance of Libyan government buildings for visitors to wipe their feet on. But today many of those who cheered his murder...
  • Election dejection?
    Election dejection?
    If you read the American press, the 2016 presidential election looks like a done deal. Hillary Clinton is riding high in the polls, mulling over the composition of her administration, and shoring up her policies to jump into action on Day One....