Analysis

Analysis

Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world, from economics to social affairs to global politics to political Islam. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. The programme broadcasts 26 episodes a year, in three separate series.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Maskirovka 26 Jan 2015

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lucy Ash explores the Russian military strategy of deception - maskirovka - from its use against invading Mongols in the 14th Century to the current crisis in Ukraine.

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  • Analysis Extra: Correspondents Look Ahead 02 Jan 15

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Mark Mardell forecasts how the world could change in 2015, aided by top BBC journalists Lyse Doucet, Carrie Gracie, Kamal Ahmed and Bridget Kendall.

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  • Terror and the Oxygen of Publicity 23 Dec 2014

    Tue, 23 Dec 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Gordon Corera, the BBC Security Correspondent, examines how terrorists use the oxygen of publicity, how governments attempt to starve them of it, and the media response.

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  • Precedents or Principles 17 Nov 2014

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    "I always buy this type of coffee." But is that decision one of principle -or just because you buy it each day? Nick Chater asks which matters more to us: precedent or principles?

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  • Conservative Muslims, Liberal Britain 10 Nov 2014

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham schools, David Goodhart asks whether Britain's socially conservative Muslims can ever integrate into liberal Britain.

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  • Just Culture 03 Nov 2014

    Mon, 3 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Businesswoman & writer, Margaret Heffernan examines the condition of 'Wilful blindness' - a legal term used in the Enron scandal - and asks whether the cure could be a Just Culture.

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  • Inside Welfare Reform 27 Oct 2014

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How well has the government implemented its controversial welfare reforms? Have they been a vital check to a system spiralling out of control or - as some say - close to a fiasco?

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  • The Idea of the Caliphate 20 Oct 2014

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What is a caliphate? What ideals does such an Islamic state embody - and how could or should it be implemented? Analysis consults a range of voices to explore how the concept has evolved and has been expressed over the centuries. Edward Stourton talks to historians, religious scholars and political thinkers who offer their perspectives on caliphates of the past, the revivalist rhetoric of the present and the beliefs shared by many Muslims about its future return. Contributors: Prof HUGH KENNEDY, School of Oriental and African Studies Sheikh RUZWAN MUHAMMAD, Sunni theologian and scholar REBECCA MASTERTON, Shia scholar Dr REZA PANKHURST, author, "The Inevitable Caliphate?" Dr CAROLINE FINKEL, author, "Osman's Dream: the History of the Ottoman Empire" Dr SALMAN SAYYID, Leeds University, author, "Recalling the Caliphate" Dr ABDOU FILALI ANSARY, Aga Khan University

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  • Meet the Family 13 Oct 2014

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Politicians love talking about families. But, asks Jo Fidgen, do they understand modern family life? And how far can or should the state change the way families live?

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  • Peston and the House of Debt 06 Oct 2014

    Mon, 6 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robert Peston tests the arguments made by the authors of a new book who claim the financial crisis was caused by exploding household debt - not by the banks. But are they right?

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