Worlds Apart

  • Devotion to ridicule?
    The election of Donald Trump has polarized American society on many levels, including in its attitudes to intellect and science. Trump supporters see him as a shrewd and smart deal maker, the salt of the earth, while his critics see him as an...
  • 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.
  • Devotion to ridicule?
    Devotion to ridicule?
    The election of Donald Trump has polarized American society on many levels, including in its attitudes to intellect and science. Trump supporters see him as a shrewd and smart deal maker, the salt of the earth, while his critics see him as an...
  • Abrasive & persuasive?
    Abrasive & persuasive?
    As Islamic State continues to lose ground in Syria and Iraq, it has managed to make major advances in the Philippines, taking over a mid-sized city. After missing two deadlines set by the Philippines president, the battle for Marawi is now in its...
  • Banking on difference?
    Banking on difference?
    When the BRICS countries first came together, they were often portrayed as disgruntled challengers of Western dominance. A group of outsiders who, unable to get a seat at the main table, decided to throw their own party. How much of that competitive...
  • Costly values?
    Costly values?
    Like few other countries, Russia is everything all in one. It’s a state with a progressive constitution and centuries-old customs, a state where the centrally mandated rule of law often comes into conflict with local culture. Being too zealous...
  • Practicing not preaching?
    Practicing not preaching?
    Europe has gone through a series of heartbreaks and disappointments, first with Russia, then, most recently, with the United States. But, as many of us know, breaking up with a partner often starts a process of self-invention and this is exactly...
  • No business as usual?
    No business as usual?
    For much of President Putin’s time in power, continuity has been the ethos – both the people and the elites just wanted more of the same. But with the dramatic fall in energy prices and the ensuing decrease in profits and living...
  • Poverty of plenty?
    Poverty of plenty?
    A man who didn't like Russia much once called it Nigeria with snow. And indeed, the two countries have lots of similar challenges - from the oil curse to corruption to terrorism. But is this comparison really as offensive as it was intended to be?...
  • Fantastic Voyage?
    Fantastic Voyage?
    Donald Trump’s first foreign tour as president has been a godsend to photographers – dances in Saudi Arabia, hearty laughs in Israel, the parade of veils in the Vatican, and a handshake competition in Belgium. But is there substance...
  • Terrorized & disconcerted?
    Terrorized & disconcerted?
    Manchester hasn’t yet buried the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack, but the UK government is already warning another strike may be imminent. The government is deploying armed forces to assist police, but will it be enough? To discuss...
  • People in power?
    People in power?
    Russia has never received so much attention from the West, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. Overshadowed by allegations of interference in Western democracies, is the story of Russia’s own social and political awakening. Will 2017 be the...