EU Intends to Break “The Vicious Link Between the Sovereigns and Their Banks”

The European Central Bank has taken control over 80% of the Eurozone banking sector. What could be the implications of the move, largely seen as a bold anti-crisis measure? Radio VR is discussing it with Peter Koenig, economist and former World Bank staff, currently based in Zürich, Switzerland.

// Nov. 08, 2014 - 03:00 GMT

Who Shares Responsibility with President Obama?

For a major part of his term President Obama has been blamed both for his own mistakes as well as for those of his predecessors, for those which he never committed. But – how independent is the US President in his decision making and what kind of pressure is he subject to? Radio VR is discussing it with Russian expert in US policies Areg Galstyan.

// Nov. 04, 2014 - 22:00 GMT

Trotskist-Type Revolutions Go On Without the World Even Knowing

“Trotsky” might be the code word for understanding the nature of chaos in the Middle East and beyond. The 1917 October revolution in Russia shook the world spreading horror of “communist atrocities” and “red terror”. Now, almost a hundred years on the Soviet state is gone, but Trotskist policy has grown into a global threat that has never existed before.

// Nov. 03, 2014 - 03:00 GMT

There is Heavy Iranian Involvement in War Against IS: Expert

The emergence of IS has brought on tectonic shifts in the region. Key players are revising their roles, attitudes and connections. Radio VR is exploring the issue with Dr. Emmanuel Karagiannis and Seyed Ali Alavi in London.

// Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Fighting the IS, ‘Fire-starters’ Now Acting Like ‘Firefighters’: Expert

The international coalition of states possessing some of the most advanced military capabilities appears to be unable to stop the Islamic State. How could that be? Radio VR is examining the issue with Heiko Wimmen, researcher with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and German investigative journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter.

// Oct. 29, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Canadian Secret Services Issued Warning Two Weeks Before Shooting

Ottawa shootings have already been linked to Islamist threat. How come the connection is made without even waiting for investigation results? Radio VR is discussing it with Julie Lévesque, Canadian journalist and Researcher.

// Oct. 25, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Why Would US Choose to Antagonize China?

With the US still trying to pressure China, its biggest competitor and its closest trade partner, what could be the true nature of the most controversial relationship of the two superpowers, the old and the rising? Radio VR is discussing it with Dr. Oh Ei Sun, RSIS, Malaysia, and Dr. Ron Huisken, Australia.

// Oct. 24, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Are EU States Setting Limits to Free Movement of EU Citizens?

UK and France are taking steps, seen as undermining the core EU principle of the free movement of people. Why would the two leading EU members resort to this kind of measures? And are other EU members likely to follow? Radio VR is discussing it with Professor Steve Peers (UK), Professor Reto Foellmi (Switzerland) and Yves Pascouau of the European Policy Centre.

// Oct. 23, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Not Much Can Be Done to Beat Poverty in Developed Countries: Expert

How is it that poverty, common in emerging economies, has become an issue in some of the most developed countries in the world? Radio VR is exploring the issue with Moussa Haddad of Child Poverty Action Group and Dr. Richard Wellings, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, UK.

// Oct. 22, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

US Justice Plagued by Allegations of Institutionalized Racism: Expert

Ferguson, Missouri, has made its way back to headlines. What is the aim of the protests this time and what makes the Ferguson cased so special? Radio VR is discussing it with Susan W. McGraugh (US) and Alexander Petrov (Russia).

// Oct. 18, 2014 - 02:00 GMT