Worlds Apart

  • Benedetta Berti - a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies
    The gruesome on-camera beheading of a boy in Aleppo by a US-vetted group has once again reignited the debate of what constitutes “moderate” in the Syrian context. After five years of ever increasing brutality, is there still such a thing...
  • 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.
  • Benedetta Berti - a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies
    Extreme moderation?
    The gruesome on-camera beheading of a boy in Aleppo by a US-vetted group has once again reignited the debate of what constitutes “moderate” in the Syrian context. After five years of ever increasing brutality, is there still such a thing...
  • Enrico Letta, former Italian prime minister.
    Together not forever?
    It's been more than 40 years since the EU and the UK took their marriage vows, long enough to solidify any union. And yet the pledge to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, is apparently no more... Is it for better or for worse? For richer...
  • Yasar Yakis - former foreign minister of Turkey
    Resurging & Purging
    The whole world was caught off guard by the attempted military coup in Turkey, but what followed afterwards has been no less dramatic. Mass arrests of the military, judges, and journalists, all on terrorism-related charges, have brought the word...
  • No russin'?
    No russin'?
    Two more Russian servicemen have died in Syria, bringing the death toll to at least 12. And while opponents of Russia’s military presence there have stopped short of celebrating the loss along with Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), some hope the...
  • Policing the cop?
    Policing the cop?
    According to President Obama, the NATO summit in Warsaw has led to the alliance’s most significant reinforcement since the Cold War, but the buildup comes at a time when a significant number of American people feel threatened in their own...
  • A Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol.
    Enemies with benefits?
    For all the talk about values and visions, international politics is ultimately about cutting deals, horse trading and making the best of a bad bargain. Many of these skills will be particularly handy as Russia and Turkey attempt to mend their...
  • A midsummer nightmare?
    A midsummer nightmare?
    For many of us around the world, the summer of 2016 has become a period of seeing British politics in a whole new light. Previously perceived as boring and antiquated, it now delivers breaking news about breaking ranks at breakneck pace. From Brexit...
  • Heritage under barrage?
    Heritage under barrage?
    Culture wars have long been a popular topic for intellectuals, but over the past six years they have yielded ground to armed fanatics who use hammers and bombs to destroy ideas and heritage not to their liking. Will the so-called civilized world...
  • Dmitry Trenin - the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center
    The hardest word?
    In most languages, “forgive me,” “excuse me,” and “I’m sorry” have slightly different meanings which range from a direct recognition of guilt to a polite expression of regret. What did Turkish President...
  • Ideology of science?
    Ideology of science?
    Great at invention, miserable at innovation - this is the diagnosis that has been given to Russia. There is a belief that the country's brilliant scientists have long been held back by their unenlightened leaders. If only they had copied some...