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1631 - Salome Zourabichvili: Where does Georgia's destiny lie?
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  • 1631 - Salome Zourabichvili: Where does Georgia's destiny lie?

    Russia’s neighbour Georgia is closely watching what happens in Ukraine. It shares a 900km border with Russia, who invaded in 2008. Russian troops are stationed in two separatist regions. Georgia has just been granted EU candidate status and talks of joining NATO, yet its government is seen by some as sympathetic to Russia. Sarah Montague talks to the Georgian President, Salome Zourabichvili. Where does Georgia's destiny lie - with Russia or the West?

    Fri, 01 Mar 2024
  • 1630 - Ciarán Hinds: Is Northern Ireland a creative powerhouse?

    Stephen Sackur interviews Northern Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, whose career took him from the troubled streets of Belfast to an Oscar nomination. Right now, Northern Ireland is a creative powerhouse; why, and will it last?

    Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • 1629 - Jens Stoltenberg: Is Russia really preparing for a war with Nato?

    Sarah Montague is at Nato’s headquarters in Brussels to speak to its outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Two years after Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine, is Vladimir Putin now preparing for a war with Nato?

    Mon, 26 Feb 2024
  • 1628 - HARDtalk: Defying Putin

    In a special programme in the run up to Russia’s presidential election in March, HARDtalk looks back on interviews with those few Russians who have been ready to stand up to Vladimir Putin. From the late Boris Nemtsov to Alexei Navalny whose death was announced recently, what motivates those ready to risk everything to challenge Putin?

    Fri, 23 Feb 2024
  • 1627 - Nikolai Denkov: Is Bulgaria a weak link in Europe's security?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov. His country is trying to wean itself off Russian energy, and sends weapons to Ukraine, but many Bulgarians are still pro-Russian. As Europe tries to beef up its own security, is Bulgaria a weak link?

    Wed, 21 Feb 2024
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