Worlds Apart

  • Giddy by association?
    “Geography is destiny” has long been an axiom in geopolitics and trade, but it is now being contested in Ukraine. In 2014, the country's new leadership proclaimed that from now on, Ukraine has only one direction – to the west,...
  • 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.
  • Giddy by association?
    Giddy by association?
    “Geography is destiny” has long been an axiom in geopolitics and trade, but it is now being contested in Ukraine. In 2014, the country's new leadership proclaimed that from now on, Ukraine has only one direction – to the west,...
  • Systemic revenge?
    Systemic revenge?
    Barely two months into his presidency, Donald Trump is already one of the most divisive US leaders in history. He’s either loved or hated, but has he actually done enough to justify such intensity in attitudes? To discuss this, Oksana is...
  • Thumping & Trumping?
    Thumping & Trumping?
    For years, the Russians complained of being neglected and shortchanged by the Americans only to see it turn into a full-blown and unremitting obsession. How does the rest of the world view this never-ending geopolitical bickering? To discuss this,...
  • Reason is treason?
    Reason is treason?
    Kremlin-baiting in Washington has once again reached the scale where mere contact with the Russians is viewed as a shameful, if not treasonous, act. The question is, will the Trump administration allow itself to be cowed by it? WATCH:...
  • Choosing between frenemies?
    Choosing between frenemies?
    Turkish President Recep Erdogan is expected in Moscow next week for what is going to be his fourth meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in six months. As the two countries try to navigate their competing, if not adversarial, presence in...
  • Libya: East vs West?
    Libya: East vs West?
    While global attention is fixed on the fragile Syrian peace talks, it is actually Libya where the big diplomatic game is being played out. Divided between rival governments in Tripoli and Tobruk, this war-ravaged country is also a geopolitical...
  • Empowering disability?
    Empowering disability?
    Nothing makes a person simultaneously more vulnerable and stronger than parenting a child, especially a child who’s different from others. We usually think of this as all work and no play, but is that the right approach? Can sports make the...
  • Honeymoon over?
    Honeymoon over?
    The Trump team’s first European outing at the Munich Security Conference has left everybody wanting. US allies – jittery over Trump’s campaign pledges – weren’t reassured by the lukewarm expressions of solidarity, while...
  • 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...