[LESS INFO] 5158 VIEWS | ADDED 19:13:51 04/19/11
Is America's role as the world's "superpower" really on the decline? The dramatic economic growth of China, Latin America and India among others has some predicting a total shift in the balance of global power in the coming years. Meanwhile, the people's revolutions across the Middle East have undermined the assumption that military power will always win. We speak with the internationally renowned professor, Joseph Nye, who famously coined the term "soft power" on his latest book The Future of Power.
[LESS INFO] 5249 VIEWS | ADDED 20:44:41 04/12/11
Has the US secretly started wars and assassinated leaders? We talk to Jesse Ventura, the former governor of the US state of Minnesota, about his controversial new book, '63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read'. In the book, Ventura has published dozens of previously classified US government papers that seem to suggest Washington may have secretly provoked the Vietnam War, lied to the American people about the actual threat of terrorism and experimented on its own soldiers.
[LESS INFO] 5282 VIEWS | ADDED 21:09:27 04/06/11
Are spy romances merely the stuff of films - or does life sometimes imitate art? What happens when espionage and romance mix? And what roles do CIA operatives play around the world? We talk to the real life 'Mr and Mrs Smith' -- former CIA agents Robert and Dayna Baer, about international espionage, covert operations and undercover romance - and why they decided to give it all up.
[LESS INFO] 5152 VIEWS | ADDED 20:14:39 03/07/11
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters talks to Riz Khan about his passionate campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people and why, more than 30 years after he wrote the globally-acclaimed album 'The Wall', he is focusing on another wall - the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 18:47:07 01/23/11
What impact will Tunisia's popular uprising have on neighbouring countries and could social media become the driving force for political reform in the Arab world? Riz Khan talks to Sami Ben Gharbia, the co-founder of the Tunisian website Nawaat.org, Nasser Weddady, the outreach director at the American Islamic Congress, where he promotes civil rights through social media, and Wael Abbas, an Egyptian blogger and activist who regularly reports on corruption.
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Are US and NATO forces gaining momentum in Afghanistan? A recent peace deal with local tribal leaders in the Sangin district - one of the main battlefields of the war - has yielded cautious optimism, but similar deals have been made in the past only to fall apart. In this Riz Khan, we ask: Can the US bring peace by working with local tribes and how long will the latest agreement hold?
[LESS INFO] 7 VIEWS | ADDED 03:30:49 01/10/11
Have the poor in emerging countries become targets of a tobacco industry that is struggling to maintain customers in the developed world? Riz speaks to anti-smoking activist Patrick Reynolds and Antonio Abrunhosa, chief executive of the International