Worlds Apart

  • Brawn over brains?
    US President Obama’s Syria policy has him caught in the crossfire between both allies and adversaries. While many in the United States criticize him for being too meek and indecisive, many in Russia accuse him of covert aggression and...
  • 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.
  • Brawn over brains?
    Brawn over brains?
    US President Obama’s Syria policy has him caught in the crossfire between both allies and adversaries. While many in the United States criticize him for being too meek and indecisive, many in Russia accuse him of covert aggression and...
  • Putin & Clinton: Sweet couple?
    Putin & Clinton: Sweet couple?
    Putinism as a system has long been considered by the West an exclusively Russian predicament - unpleasant yet contained, but with the Kremlin's increasing self-assertion, something that was merely a regional nuisance now risks becoming a global...
  • Electoral flashback?
    Electoral flashback?
    Polls suggest that Russians are more animated by the US presidential race than by their own parliamentary elections, and that’s in spite of the Kremlin putting a lot of effort into ensuring the vote’s legitimacy and high turnout. Will...
  • Indecent covers?
    Indecent covers?
    The burkini debate in France has surprised many foreigners by its insistence on seeing the symbolic in the mundane and not seeing the women behind the garments. In its efforts to safeguard secularism and stand up to religious fanatics, hasn't the...
  • Ceasefire & Quagmire
    Ceasefire & Quagmire
    Despite pessimistic predictions, the fragile ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine has been holding for more than a week. Can this opportunity be used to push the conflict out of a stalemate that has become the safe option for politicians, but a seemingly...
  • John Herbst - former US ambassador to Uzbekistan
    Transfer without transition?
    The death of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov has produced a raft of speculation about the country's imminent power transition but also revealed an interesting change. For the first time in many years, the Russians and the Americans are not...
  • Australia's former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. © Daniel Munoz
    Unfit for purpose?
    Forty years of Cold War, followed by 20 years of relative peace, and half a decade of metastasizing proxy conflicts – evidently, the international system is not well, but is there a chance that major players can agree on the right course of...
  • Sugata Mitra - prominent Indian educator
    Leave the kids alone?
    Mark Twain famously said that schooling should not be allowed to interfere with education, and a number of people have tried to put this idea into practice. And yet secondary education in the way it's structured and imparted hasn't changed much...
  • Yesterday's enemy?
    Yesterday's enemy?
    It's become an accepted wisdom in geopolitics that nations don't have permanent friends, only permanent interests. But this adage seems even truer of enemies. With Turkey mending ties with Israel, and the United States in talks with Russia, is...
  • © RT
    Give peace a chance: PLO secretary-general talks Middle-East
    An old Yiddish proverb has it that a bad peace is better than a good war, which is hard to argue with unless it serves as an excuse for the absence of a good peace. After decades of fruitless talks, is a solution still attainable in the...