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Episode 044 Members of the IS (Islamic state) militant group raising their index finger, as they loot the ammunition from a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa. (AFP Photo / HO / Welayat Raqa)
In Paris this week a summit met to discuss the threat of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. Confusion reigns in Western capitals over what to do about the catastrophe unfolding in Syria and Iraq, but the two countries actually doing some... September 20, 2014 09:30

Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri Pertiwi will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.

U.S. President Barack Obama (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Episode 043

Events are moving at a frantic pace in the USA but President Obama is increasingly looking as redundant as a Stonehenge pillar. The “go to” person of...

September 13, 2014 09:30
Reuters / Youssef Boudlal
Episode 042

The world has rightly recoiled in horror at the extreme pornography of violence in Iraq. The videoed beheadings of now two American journalists by the...

September 06, 2014 09:30
Reuters / Rebecca Naden
Episode 041

Just what the great and peaceful city of Cardiff did to deserve a visit by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation next week is unclear. Perhaps NATO, a...

August 30, 2014 09:30
Demonstrators protest the death of Michael Brown on August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson)
Episode 040

The old Pakistani war-horse, Nawaz Sharif, is back in power. The last time he ran the show, the army overthrew him and they just might be about to do...

August 23, 2014 09:30
AFP Photo / Paul Ellis
Episode 039

London has only ever had two mayors, and this week we’re joined by one talking about the other. With the news that Boris Johnson is to stand as an MP...

August 16, 2014 09:00
Reuters / Jorge Silva
Episode 038

The linguistics of conflict narratives has always been a fascinating subject, and it's no less relevant in today's conflicts. The political classes and...

August 09, 2014 09:30
A Palestinian woman reacts upon seeing her destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip August 1, 2014.  (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
Episode 037

The Middle East is in flames once again and both our guests this week will be joining Sputnik to discuss the present conflagration. The world...

August 02, 2014 08:17
Participants take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014. (AFP Photo / Francois-Xavier Marit)
Episode 036

The whole world watched as the football World Cup returned to its spiritual home in Brazil last month. Alas, there was no fairytale ending for the hosts,...

July 26, 2014 09:30
Reuters / Ulises Rodriguez
Episode 035

The Mafia has been with us well over a century and immortalised in countless films and TV shows; glamorously in the Godfather, less so in Goodfellas and...

July 19, 2014 09:30

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