The situation in Ukraine

This week, our focus turns, once again, to Ukraine. Since the Euromaidan movement at the end of 2013, clashes between pro-Russian and anti-Russian groups have intensified throughout eastern Ukraine. The...

ISIS wreaks havoc in Iraq

This week on Global Journalist, we look at the increasing turmoil in the MIddle East. The group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has taken control of two of Iraq's major cities and is...

Afghanistan’s historic election

Afghans head to the polls this weekend in the second round of their presidential election. It's slated to be the first democratic transition in Afghanistan's history, and the race is down to two candidates....
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What’s next for Syria?

Incumbent president Bashar al-Assad won re-election in a contest many say was not free or fair. This week on Global Journalist, we look at the results of the Syrian presidential election, and explore what...
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A look at the Indian elections

India — the world’s biggest democracy — just concluded the largest general election in history. Over 537 million votes were cast over the past month, and voters decided to elect a new government. The...
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Europe votes amidst discontent, rise of far-right

You're probably well aware that every country has a parliament or a legislature of some sort. But, did you know that Europe, as a whole, also has its own parliament? The European Parliament is part of the...
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What is the European Parliament?

We walk you through the basics of the European Parliament ahead of its 2014 elections. If you want to learn more about the 2014 European Parliament elections, check out our show on the...

Gas politics in Eastern Europe

Note: this episode aired on 1 May 2014 and 31 July 2014. This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of...

The dark side of the World Cup

This week, our focus turns to Brazil. The country is set to be in the international spotlight this summer as the World Cup comes to Brazil. But not everyone in the country is pleased with what else comes...