Michael Buerk and guests debate the moral leadership of America.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss Christian and Muslim understandings of God, humans and evil.
American stereotypes, as portrayed by Hollywood.
In the 9/11 aftermath, Alistair Cooke reflects on Mayor Giuliani reaction to the attack.
Reactions to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the removal of the Twin Towers debris from Ground Zero.
Alistair Cooke considers the anti-American sentiments being shouted from around the globe.
James Reynolds profiles Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran.
As President Assad battles to hold Syria, is he by nature a reformer or an autocrat?
Eliza Manningham-Buller reflects on 9/11 in the first of her Reith Lectures 2011.
David Baker asks what happens to the families of people shot by the police.
Pegida, Germany's anti-Islamisation movement, is growing fast. Catrin Nye investigates.
Alistair Cooke reflects on how the September 11th attack has changed the American psyche.
Jane Corbin profiles the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The life and times of embattled Venezuelan president and radical icon Nicolas Maduro.
Francine Stock explores charismatic leadership, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Osama Bin Laden
Racial profiling at airports since 9/11 is an ethical dilemma for Alistair Cooke.
Social surveys blow apart US stereotypes.
Alistair Cooke reflects on why the national anthem is more emotive since the 9/11 attack.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the outburst of flag hanging since the 9/11 attacks.
Zafer Senocak, born in Turkey but long resident in Germany, offers a personal perspective.