Worlds Apart

  • Yves Daccord - Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross
    The war in Syria may have drained the parties militarily but their rhetorical ammunition is far from exhausted. The conflict is still painted as a fight between good and evil, democracy and tyranny or, most recently, halal and haram. In such a...
  • 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.
  • Yves Daccord - Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross
    Partial impartiality?
    The war in Syria may have drained the parties militarily but their rhetorical ammunition is far from exhausted. The conflict is still painted as a fight between good and evil, democracy and tyranny or, most recently, halal and haram. In such a...
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    The last straw?
    More than a decade since the beginning of the war in Iraq the consequences of that decision still reverberate throughout the region and yet the West’s belief in its ability to make the world a better place by the use of military force hasn't...
  • Simon Anholt, a renowned policy advisor who helps national, regional and city governments earn better reputations and is the creator of the Good Country Index.
    In the image of good?
    Making the world a better place has been part of international discourse for generations, used both to save lives and to launch wars. At a time when do-gooding and humanitarian interventions have acquired mostly negative connotations, what does it...
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    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...
  • Ribal al-Assad, a Syrian democracy activist, and the Founder and Chairman of the Iman Foundation
    Unity by sectarianism?
    For now, the talk about the need for a political transition in Syria has all but obscured any discussion on what form that political transition should take. Is the new Syria going to be more like Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt or perhaps Libya? To discuss...
  • Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Chairman. © Johannes Jansson.
    Friends without benefits?
    After years of trying to strengthen its defenses against Russia, Europe has found itself very vulnerable to strikes from within. How is that going to change the conversation about security in Europe, and who is expected to provide it? To discuss...
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    The Jihadi Union?
    As Brussels continues to reel in the aftermath of jihadist bombings, many cities around Europe fear they may be next on the terrorists' strike list. Traditional security measures have once again proven to be ineffective in preventing such attacks,...
  • Dana Rohrabacher. © Shuji Kajiyama
    Emerging Detente?
    It may not be visible in the media, but both the Kremlin and the White House have recently softened their rhetoric vis-a-vis one another. The phrase "our partners" no longer seems ironic when coming from Putin, while Obama praised the business-like...
  • Ukraine Strain
    Ukraine Strain
    As Ukraine struggles to form a new government, the country’s old economic habits are proving hard to kick. Once a battleground between the East and West, has Ukraine gone from being an asset to a liability? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by...
  • Lebanon's former prime minister Saad al-Hariri © Mohamed Azakir
    Gulfs in the Gulf?
    Syria’s neighbors have been by far the most affected by the conflict and yet they've also proven the most resistant to finding a common solution. Can the recent diplomatic compromises between Russia and the United States inspire similar moves...