Worlds Apart

  • Ukraine: Third time lucky?
    Three years ago, the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine overthrew the government of Victor Yanukovich, plunging the country into a whirlpool of reforms and rebellions. With the new government increasingly facing the same old allegations of corruption,...
  • 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.
  • Ukraine: Third time lucky?
    Ukraine: Third time lucky?
    Three years ago, the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine overthrew the government of Victor Yanukovich, plunging the country into a whirlpool of reforms and rebellions. With the new government increasingly facing the same old allegations of corruption,...
  • American perestroika?
    American perestroika?
    From mistrust to indifference to obsession – America’s policy towards Russia has gone through many stages over the last few decades, but never settled into a calm and pragmatic partnership. Is that now even an option under the new US...
  • Don, Bibi, Vlad
    Don, Bibi, Vlad
    As Donald Trump prepares for his meeting with Israel’s prime minister next week, the White House has already toned down many of its earlier pledges. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is no longer a priority, while the expansion of...
  • Pyrotechnics of democracy?
    Pyrotechnics of democracy?
    The first few weeks of the Trump presidency have driven his critics and supporters further apart, but haven’t revealed much in terms of actual policy. What can be expected from the most unexpected of American presidents? To discuss this,...
  • Mexico: Back to the wall?
    Mexico: Back to the wall?
    The old proverb “good fences make good neighbors” is once again the subject of policy debates, but nowhere more vociferously than in the United States. It looks like the Trump administration is determined to build the wall on the border...
  • Caught in between?
    Caught in between?
    Since the very beginning of the Syrian conflict, Kurdish groups across the region have tried to strike their own path or, rather, paths. The Kurds of Iraq have found a partner in Ankara while the latter found a bitter enemy in the Kurds of Syria....
  • Politics of Islam?
    Politics of Islam?
    The talks on Syria in Astana have resulted in no visible result except for a pledge to get together again in Geneva in a few weeks’ time. From a political prospective, that’s close to nothing, but from a religious point of view, at least...
  • Cultured in conflict?
    Cultured in conflict?
    Culture wars, clash of civilizations, crusade for democracy – there has been no shortage of combative terms attempting to describe our challenge of sharing the planet with one another. Culture and education have long been considered the best...
  • 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...