Worlds Apart

  • Hostages to dogma?
    One of the most striking sides of the Syrian conflict has been the degree to which political actors have been able to sideline journalists in telling the story. The politicized narrative has been so detached from reality that it blinded many...
  • 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.
  • Hostages to dogma?
    Hostages to dogma?
    One of the most striking sides of the Syrian conflict has been the degree to which political actors have been able to sideline journalists in telling the story. The politicized narrative has been so detached from reality that it blinded many...
  • In the same 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...
  • Electoral Trumpset?
    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...
  • Far-right or forthright?
    Far-right or forthright?
    It's quite common for Europeans to struggle to understand Russia's moves, but the opposite is increasingly true as well. The European Union has never faced so many challenges at the same time, and yet it has never shown so much passivity in...
  • 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...
  • Evolution of cruelty?
    Evolution of cruelty?
    Mahatma Gandhi famously said that moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated. Now, with war and cruelty toward fellow humans becoming increasingly mundane, the question of moral progress is somewhat irrelevant. But where does it...
  • Bombing for credibility?
    Bombing for credibility?
    With the city of Aleppo back in the government’s hands, the dynamics of the Syrian conflict will certainly change. The war is not over yet, but the balance of power is shifting. Is that shift limited to Syria alone? Or, if not, how much...
  • Nothing personal?
    Nothing personal?
    Conspiracy theories or ‘fake news’ have become an easy way to delegitimize the narratives one doesn't like, but at the core of it is the inability of both Russia and the United States to maintain a civilized discourse. Will that change...
  • Beat the elite?
    Beat the elite?
    The Italian referendum has added yet another victory for the resentment movement spreading like wildfire across western democracies. What made the year 2016 so rich in electoral surprises, and is the voters' revolt likely to continue into 2017? To...
  • Berlusconi Americano?
    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...