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Jul 17, 2018

Pakistan will go to the polls again later this month. In a welcome development, a new movement, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), has forced the politicians seeking election to confront the plight of the Pashtun people in Pakistan. Based mostly in the tribal areas, the Pashtuns bare the brunt of drone attacks,...


Jul 9, 2018

This week, The World Today makes a detour to Romania, a country on the Eastern-most limits of the EU’s border, and one that is rarely discussed outside of Eastern Europe. Tariq’s guest this week is Romanian political scientist Vladimir Bortun, a reader at Portsmouth University, who tells us about a huge...


Jun 28, 2018

Tariq Ali talks to investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, about the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 and describes what the Americans and Pakistanis knew about his whereabouts. He also speaks to Seymour about his revelations concerning the chemical attack at Ghouta, Syria in August...


Jun 22, 2018

The new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has, like many before him, been hailed as a great hope for reform by many Western leaders and pundits in recent months. Mohammed bin Salman will push through a historic law this week, allowing Saudi women the right to hold a driving license. However, many critics are still not...


Jun 15, 2018

Ahead of Colombia’s 2nd round election run-off on 17th June, Tariq spoke with Forrest Hylton, who teaches at the National University of Colombia in Medellin and is the author of ‘Evil Hour in Colombia’. Centrist candidates failed to get past the first round, so there’s a very clear ideological choice for voters...