Hardtalk

Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth, hard-hitting, half-hour discussion, Stephen Sackur talks to some of the most prominent people from around the world. Broadcast on the BBC World Servic

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield 08 Jun 15
Zeinab Badawi talks to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Assistant-Secretary of State for African Affairs. Barack Obama is due to visit Kenya - his father's homeland - next month. When he came to power as the first African-American US President hopes were high in Africa that the continent would bask in his reflected glory and enjoy a new focus in US foreign policy. Does Obama have a vision for Africa?
Dátum: 2015-06-08 Idő: 10:28:00
Wu Jianmin 3rd June 2015
China has been accused by Washington of bullying its neighbours in the South China Sea over disputed territory there. Washington is seeking a new trade pact in Asia that excludes Beijing, whilst China is spending hundreds of billions in investment projects across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America extending its economic power the world over. HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi talks to one of China's most senior diplomats Ambassador Wu Jianmin. Is China the world's new superpower?
Dátum: 2015-06-03 Idő: 08:10:00
Colm Toibin 01 June 2015
Stephen Sackur speaks to Irish writer Colm Toibin. He isn't so much a flamboyant storyteller; he's more an acute observer of character and the deepest human feelings. There are recurring themes in his work - loss, mourning, exile which might suggest a dark, brooding presence - but how close is that to the real Colm Toibin?
Dátum: 2015-06-01 Idő: 05:00:00
Mohamed Ibn Chambas 27 May 2015
West Africa has perhaps lulled outsiders into a false sense of security. The regional economy has grown fast and key countries like Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal have embraced democratic transitions. But, the appearance of stability may be illusory. Boko Haram's militant insurgency threatens not just Nigeria, but neighbouring states - poverty, corruption and repression are still endemic. Stephen Sackur speaks to the UN's special Representative for West Africa Mohamed Ibn Chambas. How fragile is West Africa?
Dátum: 2015-05-27 Idő: 03:38:00
Don McLean 25 May 15
Tim Franks speaks to Don McLean - the self-confessed "accidental" pop star whose first unlikely hit became one of the defining songs of the century. In April, the manuscript to American Pie was auctioned for more than a million dollars.
Dátum: 2015-05-26 Idő: 11:16:00
Emma Sky
When the self styled Islamic State movement took control of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's Anbar province days ago, it was another humiliation for the Baghdad government. Another discomfiting development for the United States which has bombed IS, but failed to neutralise the jihadi threat. Hardtalk speaks to Emma Sky, a British woman who was a senior advisor to the US military in Iraq til 2010 - where do the roots of the current mess lie and what should America and the West be doing now?
Dátum: 2015-05-22 Idő: 10:45:00
Pravin Gordhan 20 May 2015
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
Dátum: 2015-05-20 Idő: 03:30:00
Jonathan Moyo 18 May 2015
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's Information Minister, in Harare.
Dátum: 2015-05-18 Idő: 03:30:00
Sergio Jaramillo 15 May 2015
It's one of the world's most intractable insurgencies. Hundreds of thousands dead. Millions more displaced. The conflict in Colombia between the state and left-wing rebels has been running for more than fifty years. HARDtalk talks to the government's chief peace negotiator. Can Sergio Jaramillo make a deal? Should he even be trying?
Dátum: 2015-05-15 Idő: 03:30:00
UK Election Discussion 13 May 15
HARDtalk's Shaun Ley is joined by three leading British politicians to discuss the post-election future for a country facing possible break-up and a referendum on EU membership.
Dátum: 2015-05-13 Idő: 02:30:00