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Worlds Apart

War for terror? A member of the police bomb squad (L) walks away from a bag (R) left on the road near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston.(Reuters / Brian Snyder)
A recent US review blamed Russia for the failure to prevent the Boston Marathon bombing, despite its warnings to US authorities. And while the need for a foreign scapegoat is clear, perhaps the blame lies closer to home. What's driving the global... April 20, 2014 08:37 19
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.

Mark Galeotti
​Open secret

The asymmetrical benefits of covert operations have seen them become the bread and butter of geopolitics. And with sabers rattling in Ukraine, accusations...

April 17, 2014 11:30 8
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (Reuters / Mikhail Metzel)
Gravitating to conflict?

Space has been militarized ever since humanity could reach it, but with treaties only banning nuclear weapons in space, and tensions simmering on the...

April 13, 2014 06:30 11
Michael Aastrup Jensen, a Danish MP in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Still from RT video)
Change in PACE?

The parliament of the Council of Europe is expected to vote today on a motion to suspend Russia's voting rights over its intervention in Crimea. But...

April 10, 2014 11:30 55
Putin' it straight

Much has been said of Vladimir Putin, but with opinions so polarized, it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. What is it about him that...

April 06, 2014 06:30 35
Qadri Jamil (AFP Photo / Alexander Nemenov)
Syrian delirium

With the Syrian war in deadlock and the Geneva II talks collapsing, the prospects for a breakthrough appear dim. But with millions of dollars, weapons...

April 03, 2014 11:30 2
Dr David Weinberg, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
​Gulf toil?

US-Saudi relations have long been grounded in an oil-for-security exchange. But with U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil diminishing and Saudi power...

March 30, 2014 06:30 7
Authoritarian delight?

Turkey has long been revered as a beacon of democracy in the Muslim world, but the corruption scandal rocking the nation has led to a clampdown by its...

March 27, 2014 08:30 3
Aleksandar Pavkovic (Screenshot from RT Video)
Might makes right?

The breakaway of Kosovo demonstrated that secession has little to do with international law or morality and everything to do with politics and power....

March 23, 2014 06:30 8
​Cold war & peace

Kosovo's secession demonstrated that international law is only as applicable as the force used to back it. But with Crimea now free on the wings of that...

March 20, 2014 11:30 19

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