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Episode 045 Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP
With a primary responsibility to maintain world peace, the Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body. But with a stranglehold of five permanent members who, incidentally, make and sell globally 85 percent of the world’s weap... October 18, 2014 09:30
Sputnik

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.

Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Episode 047

The role of intelligence agencies is a vexed one in any democracy. We do need secrets and spies – the problem is when we get secrets, spies and lies....

October 10, 2014 12:30
A burial team wearing protective clothing, prepare to enter the home a person suspected of having died of the Ebola virus, in Freetown September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Christopher Black)
Episode 046

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic has cut a swathe through West Africa. The US first response to the epidemic was their default position: send in...

October 03, 2014 09:25
Reuters / Osama Al-dulaimi
Episode 045

There is no doubt that ISIS must be destroyed, but as recent history shows, military action by the West has a habit of deepening crises in the Middle East...

September 27, 2014 10:30
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)
Episode 044

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...

September 20, 2014 09:30
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

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