Award-winning war correspondent and writer Anthony Loyd talks to Allan Little about the thrilling and brutal reality of life as a war journalist, covering conflicts in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Former US National Public Radio reporter Sarah Chayes talks to Christina Lamb about Afghanistan during the US-led invasion and what happened to the country after most of the troops and journalists left.
The result of the upcoming French Presidential elections may not only give France its first woman president, but also affect the future of Europe and the EU.
Join us as we discuss nationalism and freedom of expression in Turkey in the wake of the assassination of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink
In the Picture with Gary Knight and Newsweek’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Rod Nordland – Darfur, War without End
Gary Knight, co-founder of the VII photo agency, and Newsweek‘s Chief Foreign Correspondent Rod Nordland have just returned from Darfur and speak about a country in meltdown and the incredible human suffering in the region.
The Pakistan correspondent for The Times, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, Zahid Hussain, talks to Kirsty Lang about America’s key ally in the global "war on terror". But whose side is Pakistan really on?
With Sinn Fein agreeing to support a united police force in Northern Ireland despite evidence of past complicity between Special Branch and loyalists paramilitaries, the Northern Ireland elections are due to go ahead in early March. Will they work this time?
Join us as we discuss whether diplomacy still has a role to play in trying to break the Iranian nuclear deadlock or if a preventive military action is now the only effective option.
Join us as we discuss how, with China’s ever growing need for raw materials, the country’s foreign policy is changing.
One of Britain’s best-known documentary-makers, John Willis, talks about his investigation into asbestos–related cancer and how the programme he made changed attitudes towards this dangerous chemical.
Nick Cohen, columnist for The Observer and New Statesman, argues that the liberal-left of the 20th century has ended up supporting the far right of the 21st.
Gary Knight, co-founder of the VII photo agency, and Rod Nordland, Newsweek’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, have just returned from Darfur. They speak about a country in meltdown and the incredible human suffering in the region.
Clare Short, the former cabinet minister who resigned over the war in Iraq, talks to Richard Beeston about Iraq, her time as Secretary for International Development and the role of Britain in the international arena.
Sandy Mitchell tells David Leigh how the British government virtually abandoned him in a Saudi jail, where he was tortured and forced to confess to alleged involvement in two bombings in Saudi Arabia. With co-author Mark Hollingsworth.
As government forces supported by the Ethiopian military and US battleships take charge of Somalia, join us as we discuss the future of the Horn of Africa.
One of America’s most respected reporters, Jon Lee Anderson of the New Yorker talks to Allan Little about the new left-wing movement in Latin America, the friendship between Fidel Castro and his protégé Hugo Chavez and reaction in the US to the perceived threat from the south.
A discussion on the implications of the bitter Palestinian power struggle between Hamas and Fatah for peace in the Middle East.
Paul French, Director of Access Asia, talks to The Economist’s Simon Long about life in North Korea, the most isolated country in the world, plagued by famine, industrial decline and repression.
With HE Dr Sami Khiyami (Syrian Ambassador), HE Dr Salah Al-Shaikhly (Iraqi Ambassador), Richard Beeston (The Times) and Patrick Cockburn (The Independent). Moderated by Jon Snow (Channel 4 News).
A discussion on US policy and the deteriorating situation in Iraq. With the publication of the Baker Commission’s recommendations, will Washington now enter into a dialogue with Syria and Iran or seriosuly attempt an Arab-Israeli settlement?
Alexandra Boulat, co-founder of VII photo agency, speaks about working in war zones and her project on women in the Middle East.
The Economist’s Adam Roberts talks to Richard Dowden about the Wonga Coup – an attempt by 64 alleged mercenaries, headed by former SAS officer Simon Mann, to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.
Martin Wollacott, foreign affairs correspondent of the Guardian, talks to Charles Glass about the striking similarities between the war in Iraq and the Suez crisis which brought down a government.
Will the war on terror cost George W. Bush his majority in congress? What would that mean for the world?
Join us as we discuss the likely effects of the November 7 mid-term elections in the US on the Bush administration’s foreign policy.
The veteran BBC correspondent talks to Allan Little about the changes that have taken place in the ways in which wars are reported from the Gulf War to Bosnia, Afghanistan to Rwanda, as well as the changes in Jeremy himself.
With Francesca Unsworth (Head of BBC Newsgathering), David Loyn via phone link (BBC Developing World correspondent), Bill Neely (International editor, ITV News) and Simon MacDowall (Director General Media and Communications MoD). Moderated by Stewart Purvis, former Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of ITN.
With David Loyn recently accused of being a traitor for talking to theTaliban and ITN banned by the MoD, we look at the governmental pressure and difficulties faced by journalists in gaining access and balancing the national interest with the public’s right to know.
The Independent’s deputy foreign editor, Daniel Howden, who has just returned from Zimbabwe, describes a country in meltdown. Moderated by George Alagiah.