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May 4, 2022 • 19m 35s

A Russian oligarch and a British publisher walk into an Australian court

Lawyers and bankers in London have been warned by the British prime minister not to defend the wealth and reputations of Russian oligarchs who have ties to Vladimir Putin’s government. And one of those oligarchs actually has a connection to Australia as well. Today, Kieran Pender on why a Russian oligarch launched a lawsuit in an Australian court.

Apr 14, 2022 • 17m 25s

Putin’s new plan in Ukraine

As Russian forces have withdrawn from around Kyiv, Ukrainians have found shocking scenes of civilians executed and evidence of alleged war crimes. But Russia isn’t leaving these towns to give up on its war in Ukraine. Today, world editor for The Saturday Paper Jonathan Pearlman on the race to gather evidence of war crimes and Vladimir Putin’s new plan to win the war in Ukraine.

Mar 29, 2022 • 16m 55s

How the war in Ukraine will end

As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, it’s clear that a swift and easy victory for Russia was never a possibility. So did Russian President Vladimir Putin underestimate Ukraine’s strength? And if so, what is he likely to do next? Today, Mark Edele on how the war in Ukraine will end.

Mar 9, 2022 • 17m 15s

The Russia-Ukraine war fakes

Right now, much of Ukraine is in the cross hairs of war. But as the war on the ground in Ukraine escalates, there is another battle playing out: a coordinated series of fake videos and social disinformation - produced by Russia as justification for the invasion. Today, Ukrainian media scholar Eugenia Kuznetsova on what’s real and what’s fake - and how disinformation could affect the outcome of the war.

Mar 1, 2022 • 17m 05s

Why Putin is risking it all on Ukraine

In the last 48 hours thousands of Ukrainians have fled their homeland and crossed into neighbouring Poland, seeking refuge from war and invasion. But millions more remain trapped in the country as Russian forces continue to advance and occupy towns and cities across Ukraine. Today, Jonathan Pearlman on why Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin is risking it all on Ukraine.

Feb 21, 2022 • 17m 00s

'The New Cold War' Part One: The US vs Russia

While in recent days, some of Russia’s troops have begun withdrawing from the Ukraine border, US officials are still warning that Russia is on the cusp of invading Ukraine. But Russia has repeatedly rejected that claim. Today, former head of DFAT Michael Costello, on the real origins of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and what the US and its allies are getting wrong.

Sep 11, 2021 • 22m05s

Generation 9/11: A soldier, a refugee and a Muslim Australian

Twenty years ago the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes, flying them into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3000 people. Two decades on the legacy of the attacks still reverberates all over the world. Today, Osman Faruqi speaks to three people whose lives were changed forever by 9/11.

Jun 10, 2021 • 18m 15s

It’s textbook ‘how not to run a war’

After 20 years of war, Australia gave three days’ notice before closing its embassy in Kabul. But the decision leaves hundreds of local staff vulnerable to retaliation by the Taliban.

Feb 9, 2021 • 16m 05s

Inside Australia’s military fetish

While Australians grapple with shocking allegations of war crimes levelled against our armed forces, the federal government is moving ahead with a $500 million redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial. Today, Mark McKenna, on what our preoccupation with war tells us about who we are.

Nov 23, 2020 • 17m 44s

Who is responsible for Australia’s war crimes?

Detailed accusations that Australian soldiers in Afghanistan committed war crimes have drawn widespread condemnation from around the world. But who is ultimately responsible? Today, Karen Middleton on the disturbing and shocking allegations involving Australia’s most elite military unit, and our collective shame.

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