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​The Putin phenomenon Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Who is Vladimir Putin and why is he demonized by Western governments and media? At the same time, he is wildly popular among Russians and admired around the world. What explains this contradiction? CrossTalking with Alexander Mercouris, Don DeBar... August 20, 2014 11:30 49

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A general view of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
Containment 2.0

What does Washington's "containment" policy mean? What threats does it pose? Will it work against today's Russia? And does this mean Washington has...

July 30, 2014 07:30 161
The Russians

Western perception of Russia is negative and even menacing. Is this the result of differing cultural values? And is the West merely projecting its own...

July 25, 2014 15:19 78
A Malaysian air crash investigator inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 22, 2014. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)
MH17 spin

Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn't want to...

July 23, 2014 11:30 61
A convoy of  Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) roll towards the Israeli-Gaza border in an army deployment area on July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Menahem Kahana)
Gaza's grief

How much longer will Israel's latest invasion of Gaza last? Does it enhance Israel's security? Can Israel and Palestine live in peace or is it a war...

July 21, 2014 07:30 52
Reuters / Gleb Garanich
Ukraine's stalemate

The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most under-reported stories in the world. The Western-backed regime in Kiev looks like a ‘political football’....

July 18, 2014 11:30 38
A Palestinian man collects belongings as he stands amidst the debris of top Hamas political leader Mahmoud Zahar's house, which police said was targeted by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 16, 2014. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
Gaza under siege

What does Israel hope to achieve with its most recent assault on Gaza? Does Tel Aviv merely want to reinforce the status quo? And what of the Palestinians'...

July 16, 2014 11:30 31
Reuters / Benoit Tessier
The great war

What are the lessons of World War I? How did it shape the world today? And what does it teach us about global conflict 100 years on? CrossTalking...

July 14, 2014 07:30 19
A ball of fire is seen following an early morning Israeli air strike, on July 11, 2014, on Rafah in the southern of Gaza strip (AFP Photo / Said Khatib)
Target: Gaza

As Israel appears to be preparing for yet another assault on the Gaza Strip, what does it want to achieve? Is the goal to completely destroy Hamas? And...

July 11, 2014 11:30 83
A local resident (2nd R) talks with a Ukrainian serviceman as a Ukrainian tank patrols the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on July 8, 2014 (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)
Ukraine: End of beginning

The Europeans and Russians are seeking a diplomatic resolution, while Washington is calling for more military action. Does Poroshenko have a green light...

July 09, 2014 15:22 41

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