Gideon Rachman examines the changing balance of power in today's global politics.
Richard Gillis challenges the myth of sports leadership.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
When it comes to being a successful nation, is it better to be a big one or a small one?
Michael Blastland explores how far individuals really change what happens in the world.
Has 'the elite' in the UK let the country down?
Sir John Tusa explores the state of leadership in large UK organisations today.
What makes a good leader? Carolyn Quinn looks at the psychology of leadership.
Tim Samuels explores the sharing economy as it applies to governance and the future.
The domestic challenge facing Britain's biggest secret intelligence service.
The historical ideas that influenced the Third Reich and Hitler's 'dark charisma'.
How has the digital world changed the way opinions are voiced and shaped?
Kevin Allen explains how missing airline cutlery shows where business leaders go wrong.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether we are in a new era in the history of modern warfare.
Sir Douglas Wass examines the effect on government of more public access to information.
Melvyn Bragg discusses politics and morality with Gore Vidal and Alan Clarke.
Francine Stock explores charismatic leadership, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Osama Bin Laden
Aleks Krotoski looks at how our online world can be a portal to a better physical world.
Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about small acts of resistance.
Is there a conflict of interest when public servants take private sector jobs?
Margaret Heffernan argues existing models of leadership have outlived their usefulness.
Niall Ferguson argues that institutions determine the success or failure of nations.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss whether it is appropriate to think of the UK as a nation.
Professor Williams explores 'racial voyeurism' and the denial of racial experiences.
Professor J K Galbraith explores the power large corporations could have over the state.