World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • Terror attacks hit Tunisia's economy Jul 01, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • Last week saw the second deadly attack on Western tourists in Tunisia in four months, dealing a severe blow to the industry that is the country's economic mainstay. Siona Jenkins is joined by Erika Soloman and Roula Khalaf to discuss what the government can do to tackle the jihadi threat.
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  • Nato renews its commitment to collective defence Jun 24, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Defence ministers from the Atlantic Alliance's 28 members are meeting in Brussels to discuss the reinvigoration of the alliance in the face of Russian aggression. The US is to make the biggest reinforcement of its forces in eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Ben Hall discusses the development with Geoff Dyer and Sam Jones.
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  • What happens if Greece defaults? Jun 17, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Is Greece about to default on its debts and if so, what happens next? Gideon Rachman and his guests Tony Barber and Martin Sandbu discuss what has gone wrong between Greece and its eurozone creditors and whether the political rifts can be repaired.
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  • Turkey's dramatic change of direction Jun 10, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Turkey's dramatic election results have set back the political ambitions and increasingly personalised rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Gideon Rachman discusses what this means for the country's future with Daniel Dombey and David Gardner.
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  • Will Italy's regional poll results weaken Renzi's reforms? Jun 03, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • The government of Matteo Renzi has done badly in regional elections. Gideon Rachman and guests discuss whether his reformist project is now in trouble and what that would mean for the rest of Europe.
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  • Scandal engulfs football's governing body May 29, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Despite the arrest this week of several of Fifa's top officials, football's world governing body has re-elected Sepp Blatter as its president. Roger Blitz joins Gideon Rachman to discuss the implications of the scandal for the business of the global game.
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  • Narendra Modi's first year in office May 20, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Narendra Modi's election a year ago was accompanied by hopes for economic regeneration but anxiety about his Hindu nationalist agenda. Gideon Rachman discusses the Indian prime minister's first year in office with Victor Mallet and James Lamont.
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  • Will Britain stay in the European Union? May 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Britain's first majority Conservative government for 18 years is pushing for a renegotiation of its relationship with the EU and has promised an in-out referendum on membership by the end of 2017. Ben Hall discusses Britain's place in the EU with George Parker and Alex Barker.
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  • Greece on the brink May 06, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Greece is said to be about to run out of money and yet there's no sign of a deal with its creditors. Gideon Rachman is joined by Martin Sandbu and Kerin Hope to discuss whether a further crisis can be avoided.
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  • Obama seeks to cement Japan ties Apr 30, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Siona Jenkins, Gideon Rachman and Lindsay Whipp discuss the Japanese prime minister's visit to Washington as the US seeks to cement defence and trade ties with Japan, a key ally in its bid to push back against growing Chinese influence in Asia.
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  • Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis Apr 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • EU leaders are scrambling to respond to the deaths of thousands of refugees who have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya towards a better life in Europe. Ben Hall is joined by Peter Spiegel and Borzou Daragahi to discuss Europe's migrant crisis.
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  • Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go? Apr 16, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • Gideon Rachman is joined by Geoff Dyer and John Paul Rathbone to discuss the rapprochement between Obama's America and Castro's Cuba. How far can it go and what are the international implications?
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  • Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen Apr 09, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Ben Hall is joined by Roula Khalaf and Najmeh Bozorgmehr to discuss the civil war in Yemen, and the growing hostility between Iran and Saudi Arabia, who are backing different sides in the conflict.
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  • Rush to join China-led bank embarrasses Washington Apr 01, 2015 - 7:20 pm
  • It seems odd that an international bank for building roads and airports in Asia should become a yardstick for the rise of China as a global power and of the relative decline of the US. But that is what Beijing appears to achieved with its Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. Some of Washington's closest allies have signed up even though it had lobbied furiously to dissuade them from doing so. Ben Hall discusses the development with Alan Beattie and Ed Luce.
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  • Can the Iran nuclear talks succeed? Mar 25, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • Gideon Rachman is joined by Roula Khalaf and Sam Jones to discuss the controversial international talks on Iran's nuclear programme. What kind of a deal is on the table and can the talks succeed?
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  • Brazil president's troubles multiply Mar 18, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • The popularity of Brazil's president Dilma Roussef has plummeted only months after she was re-elected in the face of a floundering economy, mass street protests and a corruption scandal. Gideon Rachman discusses what went wrong with Jonathan Wheatley and Samantha Pearson.
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  • Israel's knife edge general election Mar 12, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Isaac Herzog's centre left Zionist Union has overtaken Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party in the polls, signalling that Israel's electorate, which appeared to be veering ever more to the right in recent years with security concerns taking priority, are tilting to the left on the back of economic concerns.
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  • Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Mar 04, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Gideon Rachman is joined by Kathrin Hille and John Thornhill to discuss the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov. How has his death been handled by the Kremlin and the Russian media and to what extent is the prevailing atmosphere of war psychosis to blame?
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  • Presidential poll puts Nigeria to the test Feb 25, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Nigeria's presidential election next month is the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999 and is taking place against a worrying backdrop of civil conflict and economic trouble. Gideon Rachman is joined by Tom Burgis and William Wallis to discuss whether the country can hold together.
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  • How strong is the Islamic State? Feb 18, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Islamist terrorists have grabbed headlines in the Arab world with horrific atrocities, but there are signs their influence may be on the wane. Gideon Rachman discusses the extent of their power with Borzou Daragahi and David Gardner.
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  • Are Europe's politicians ready to contemplate Grexit? Feb 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Gideon Rachman is joined by Ferdinando Giugliano and Stefan Wagstyl to discuss the growing stand-off between Greece and its eurozone creditors as the language becomes more uncompromising on both sides. What would happen if Greece left the eurozone and are politicians prepared to contemplate such an outcome?
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  • Time to start arming the Ukraine government? Feb 04, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • The upsurge in fighting between pro-Russian separatist rebels and Ukrainian government forces has shown how little diplomatic leverage the west now appears to have with the Kremlin. There is an increasingly lively debate about whether the west should provide Kiev with arms to help it face down the secessionist onslaught. Ben Hall discusses the crisis with Neil Buckley, Geoff Dyer and Stefan Wagstyl.
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Each week World Weekly focuses on some of the major international political stories that are making the headlines - drawing upon the FT's team of foreign correspondents and international analysts to make sense of world events

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