Michael Buerk and guests debate the moral leadership of America.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss Christian and Muslim understandings of God, humans and evil.
Cambodian dictator Pol Pot is compared to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro.
Did April Glaspie's conversations with Saddam Hussein aid the 1991 Persian Gulf War?
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.
Alfred Brendel recalls hearing the voice of Hitler and Goebbels as a small boy
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.
Edward Stourton profiles the man hotly tipped to become the next president of Zimbabwe.
Pegida, Germany's anti-Islamisation movement, is growing fast. Catrin Nye investigates.
Alistair Cooke remembers Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the second Gulf War.
Melvyn Bragg examines Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany though historiographical theories.
Alistair Cooke reflects on how the September 11th attack has changed the American psyche.
Alistair Cooke considers the effectiveness of the UN resolutions on Saddam Hussein.
David Torrance profiles the new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Jane Corbin profiles the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The life and times of embattled Venezuelan president and radical icon Nicolas Maduro.
The overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, remembered by Jeremy Bowen.
Does the power to take America to war belong to President Bush or the US Congress?
President Clinton's ground breaking meeting with President Jiang of China.
Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, possibly the most powerful operative in the Middle East.
Francine Stock explores charismatic leadership, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Osama Bin Laden
How is Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and the Gulf war viewed by the Iraqi people?
Racial profiling at airports since 9/11 is an ethical dilemma for Alistair Cooke.
Social surveys blow apart US stereotypes.