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How Does France Work?
David Aaronovitch examines the state, economy and changing people of France
How Do We Pay for the UK?
The need-to-know facts on where taxes come from and how they're spent
Trump, Russia and the FBI
What to make of the mounting investigations into Donald Trump's campaign.
Labour's Election Result: A Successful Failure?
The election was supposed to be a disaster for Jeremy Corbyn - but wasn't. Why?
The Cost of Abandoning Austerity
David Aaronovitch explores the arguments for and against raising public spending
Where does Labour stand on Brexit?
Labour has crucial role in shaping Brexit since the Tories lost their overall majority
The Crisis in Conservatism
Are Tory divisions temporary or symptomatic of deeper problems?
Why is there still a migrant crisis in Europe?
This year almost 100,000 people have arrived in Italy by boat and 2,000 have died trying
A Great Day at the White House?
It's been a tumultuous week in DC, but how much does the chaos in the West Wing matter?
Is Venezuela on the brink of collapse?
How did the oil rich state of Venezuela see such a rapid economic decline?
The Far Right in America
What do the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, tell us about the far-right in America?
The AI Revolution
How will artificial intelligence shape our lives and what should we do to prepare for it?
The North Korean Missile Threat
Do the United States and its allies have the technology to stop incoming missiles?
What does the EU want from Brexit?
What does the EU want from Brexit, and what would be its bottom line?
What are the consequences of lifting the public sector pay cap?
The public sector pay cap is scrapped - what will it mean for public finances?
Why are Myanmar's Rohingya persecuted?
Why are Myanmar's Rohingya persecuted, and who is willing to come to their aid?
Is Big Tech Out of Control?
Are big technology companies out of control and now too big to fail?
Could Spain split?
Could the crisis over Catalonia lead to the breakup of Spain?
Capitalism in Crisis
Is capitalism broken, and if so, what should replace it?
President Xi and the Chinese Dream
Is President Xi Jinping China's most powerful leader since Chairman Mao?
A world without antibiotics?
Drug resistant infections cause 700,000 deaths a year - how can this be averted?
Saudi Arabia's Radical Crown Prince
Can Saudi Arabia's crown prince radically change the kingdom?
May's Brexit Dilemma
Why Theresa May seems to have fallen foul of her own side in Brexit negotiations.
What's Russia up to?
What do we really know about Russian 'meddling' in Western democracy?
President Trump's End of Year Report
Has President Trump delivered on his campaign promises?
What Next for the Democrats?
Has the Democratic Party found a new direction since losing the election to Donald Trump?
Correspondents Look Ahead
The BBC's senior journalists forecast what is likely to happen in 2018.
Who are the protesters in Iran and what do they want?
How can we best understand the protests in Iran and how will Tehran respond?
Would you pay more for the NHS?
In its 70th year the NHS is in a winter crisis again. What will it take to fix it?
John Worboys: Understanding the Parole Board
How does the Parole Board decide whether to release offenders on licence?
Syria: who wants what from the conflict?
David Aaronovitch asks what Turkey, Russia, Iran and the US want from the war in Syria.
Britain, China and the new Silk Road
David Aaronovitch asks what Britain has to gain from China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Is Your Local Council Going Bust?
How serious is the financial crisis in England's town halls?
Is ISIS still a threat?
Does so-called Islamic State still pose a threat to Syria and around the world?
The Mueller Indictment
What the Mueller indictment tells us about Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
The EU after Brexit – A special programme together with The Bottom Line
Evan Davis and David Aaronovitch present a programme looking at the EU after Brexit
Can you win a trade war?
What exactly is a trade war and can you win one?
Why does violent crime seem to be on the rise in some parts of the UK?
A new Cold War?
Is the world about to see a new Cold War between Russia and the West?
What is the problem with plastic?
How serious is the problem of plastic waste, and how should it be tackled?
Is the Home Office a problem department?
Why do so many politicians dread the job of Home Secretary?
Macron: One Year On
One year into his presidency, can France's Emmanuel Macron succeed where others failed?
Could Italy bring down the European Union?
Why Italy's new government has EU leaders worried.
Why are the British Armed Forces short of personnel?
How well equipped is Britain today to defend itself both at home and overseas?
Brexit decision time
As Brexit looms what will future relations between the EU and Britain look like?
Trump vs NATO
Should NATO plan for a future without the United States?
What does the UK want from the EU?
The Brexit secretary has been in Brussels - what kind of deal does the UK now want?
Imran Khan and Pakistan: what's going to change?
Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan's election. But what will he be able to change?
Chaos on the railways
Why has there been such disruption on two rail franchises and can we avoid it in future?
Is the Student Finance System Working?
What's wrong with student finance - and how could the system be made to work better?
Is Turkey imploding?
The collapse of the Turkish lira has exposed deeper problems. How bad is the situation?
Is Greece out of the woods?
Greece has exited its bailout programme. What does the future hold?
Britain's Housing Crisis
Is the failure to build at the core of the housing problem or are other factors at play?
What's at stake in the US midterm elections?
Why do November's US midterm elections matter?
Can a new political party win?
The Tories are split, Labour is split and some people think it just can’t go on.
Another Brexit Referendum?
If there were to be another referendum on Brexit, how and when could it happen?
Nationalisation - how would it work?
Labour's plans for nationalisation - how would they work?
How bad is the air we breathe?
Scientists say air pollution harms the quality of our lives, and shortens them too.
A new political direction for Brazil?
Is Brazil taking a more conservative political direction?
Deal or no deal?
If Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal does that mean a no-deal Brexit?
Les Gilets Jaunes
As Paris braces for another weekend of demonstrations, we ask what's going on in France.
Brexit: Where Next?
Theresa May has been back in Brussels to meet EU leaders. What's the future of Brexit now?
Climate Change: is time running out?
After the Katowice summit where does the world now stand on climate change?
Universal Credit: What's gone wrong and can it be fixed?
How did universal credit come about, and why has its roll-out been delayed?
Is Britain’s political system broken?
Brexit has stretched the parliamentary system to its limits - is it irretrievably broken?
Brexit and Ireland: What's at stake?
How might Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic be affected by Britain leaving the EU?
Why are so many people sleeping rough in Britain?
Why are so many people sleeping rough in Britain, and what can be done about it?
Britain's car-making future under threat
Is car-making in the UK doomed? David Aaronovitch gets a briefing from industry experts.
Should we scrap GCSEs?
A senior Tory MP says GCSEs are pointless and they should be abolished. Is he right?
Should we worry about Huawei?
Does Chinese telecoms giant Huawei present a threat to national security?
Brexit or not, what does Britain's place in the world look like?
How divided are we?
How has Brexit divided Britain, and what might unify the country?
What Next For Europe?
As Britain prepares for departure, what does the future hold for the rest of the EU?
What's in the Mueller report?
What's in the Mueller report - and what are the implications for US politics?
What drives religious intolerance?
Is religious intolerance on the rise, and if so, what's behind it?
Does the UK have an opioid problem?
Opioid prescriptions have rocketed in the UK in recent years - how worried should we be?
Should vaccinations be compulsory?
With measles infections on the rise in the UK, should vaccinations be made compulsory?
Could the United States and Iran go to war?
As tensions rise between Iran and the United States, is there a danger of armed conflict?
Has Narendra Modi changed India?
How has Narendra Modi changed India economically, politically and as a global power?
The Perfect Storm: The United Kingdom, Brexit and its History
Can history help us make better sense of the political turmoil we are living through?
The Battle for Britain
What strategy should the party leaders follow now?