The spread of smartphones has come with rising rates of depression in teenagers
Are Smartphones Harming Teenagers?
What's Gone Wrong in Myanmar?
Why is Aung San Suu Kyi refusing to denounce army brutality in Rakhine State?
Extreme Weather: Who Foots the Bill?
Extreme weather events are becoming more common, more destructive, and much more costly
Who Do You Trust?
Trust is declining in many established democracies
What’s so important about having your own country?
What Does it Take to Make Peace?
Why is it so hard to resolve conflicts and what makes an effective peace-maker?
Iran: Deal or no Deal?
Has the Iran nuclear deal made the world safer?
Is a Stronger Japan Good for the World?
A larger military and more influence abroad is Tokyo's new stated policy. To what end?
Is Democracy Working For Africa?
Kenya's disputed election raises the question, what system works best for the continent?
Do We Need Economic Growth?
Can we have prosperity without economic growth and are limits to growth a good idea?
What does Trump want from China?
Which of the two global powers is on the front foot and which has the most to lose?
Europe's Growing Culture Wars
Have American-style culture wars come to Europe?
The Battle for Lebanon
Who's ultimately in charge in Lebanon: its prime minister, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia?
Brexit's First Big Test
Has Britain done enough to move Brexit talks to the next phase?
Bitcoin: Bubble or Brave New World?
Digital currencies are booming, but what are the implications for the future of money?
What Now For the Palestinians?
How does Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement change the picture for the Palestinians?
What is Wrong with Eating Meat?
Are the pleasures of eating meat worth the costs to human health and the environment?
Addicted to the Game
How serious a global health problem is internet and gaming addiction?
Does Coal Have a Future?
President Trump has vowed to revive the US coal industry in the US, but can it be done?
What are Turkey's Aims in Syria?
Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria has angered its NATO allies
Afghanistan: Time to Talk to the Taliban?
After 16 years of war, is a military solution credible?
Should Your Pay be Private?
What happens when our salaries become public knowledge?
Does Europe Need an Army?
Is greater European military integration really feasible - or even desirable?
Russia's Information Wars
Has Russia changed the rules of the game using social media to meddle in US politics?
Xi Who Would be King
Is China moving towards strong-man authoritarian rule?
Does the US Still Want Free Trade?
How will President Donald Trump's tariff order affect global trade?
What Does Putin Want?
As Russia prepares to elect Vladimir Putin for another term, what does he want?
What is Fuelling War in Yemen?
Why has Yemen become what the UN calls 'the world's worst humanitarian crisis'?
How Do We Build a Better Internet?
As Facebook comes under scrutiny, is it time to re-think our links with big tech?
How Do We Cure Our Plastic Addiction?
We're making too much plastic and China doesn't want it anymore, so what happens now?
The State of the Unions
Do trade unions have a future?
What Justifies Military Intervention?
The US, UK and France have bombed Syria but what can justify attacking another country?
Crossing The Age Divide
How can the young and the old stay connected in a fast changing world?
Does the Left have a Future in Latin America?
Why has left-wing politics lost ground in Latin America and what does the future hold?
What Next for Iran?
How will Iran respond to President Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear agreement?
How Do Monarchies Survive?
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married, how are monarchies staying relevant?
The Coming Pandemic
Are we ready for a global epidemic of infectious disease?
Italy's Populist Future
Italy's embrace of populism and what it means for relations with the EU?
The World Cup: Holy Grail or Poisoned Chalice?
Hosting football's premier tournament is a big honour, but is it worth the cost?
The Great Disruptor
Has Donald Trump decided to sacrifice the West in order to put America first?
Who Should Be Let In?
With record levels of global migration - should countries get tougher?
Can the EU Survive?
Can the EU make the necessary reforms before another crisis engulfs it?
Poland Out in the Cold
Is Poland slipping towards authoritarianism?
Do Protests Still Work?
Are protests still effective in bringing about change?
How Political is the Mueller Probe?
What has Robert Mueller found and will Donald Trump's attacks derail the investigation?
A New Dawn for Zimbabwe?
Will Monday's elections in Zimbabwe offer a clean break from the Mugabe years?
Syria: Has Assad Won?
Is the Syrian conflict nearing an end more than seven years on from the initial uprising?
Extreme Heat: The New Normal?
How will we adapt to living with extreme heat?
Is the Nation State in Decline?
Are nation states equipped to deal with trans-national threats facing the world?
A New Perspective on Psychedelics
There is a growing body of evidence that psychedelic drugs have beneficial properties
Who Should Own South African Land?
Should vast amounts of farmland held by the country’s white minority be redistributed?
Sweden: Liberalism in Trouble
Will Sweden trade its liberal leanings for a populist push?
How Lehman's Collapse Changed the World
What have been the lasting consequences of the economic crash of 2008?
Is Unity Coming to Ireland?
How will Britain's vote to leave the European Union affect Irish unity?
Air Pollution: Invisible Killer
How can we clean up our air to become healthier - and smarter?
Norway: From Oil to Renewables
Can the country make the transition from oil powerhouse to renewable energy champion?
Climate Change: Tough Choices
Can we have prosperity and democracy if we want keep climate change at bay?
Is Identity Corroding Democracy?
Is identity politics divisive or is it simply a demand for dignity and justice?
Brazil's Lurch to the Right
What is behind the dramatic rise of far-right Brazilian politician, Jair Bolsonaro?
Why is Infertility Rising?
Fifty million couples worldwide can’t have children without medical help
Why Are Germans Going Green?
What's behind the unexpected rise of Germany's Green party?
Is 'Fake News' a Threat to Democracy?
How is rampant disinformation changing our societies?
The Modern Face of Money Laundering
How is dirty money pumped into our banks and what can be done to stop it?
A New Vision for Mexico
How will Mexico's new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, govern the country?
Britain's Big Brexit Moment
What happens if Prime Minister May's EU withdrawal deal fails in Parliament?
China's Big Social Experiment
What are the costs and benefits of a social credit system?
France's Yellow Vests: Macron's Malaise
Can the French president contend with a transformative protest movement?
BBC Correspondents Look Ahead
How do you look ahead in a world which constantly takes us by surprise?
Are We Alone In The Universe?
Are we any closer to finding extra-terrestrial life - of any kind?
Why Does President Trump Stick by Saudi Arabia?
Mike Pompeo was in Riyadh this week. Why are the US and Saudi Arabia still so close?
What's keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power?
Protestors in Sudan are calling for the resignation of President Bashir. Will he listen?
What Will Happen to Afghan Women When the US Leaves?
Are Afghan women's rights at risk as the US negotiates with the Taliban?
Forty years since revolution: How stable is Iran?
Ritula Shah and a panel of Iranian guests discuss life, politics and religion inside Iran
Is capitalism killing our planet, or is it our only hope?
As environmental catastrophe looms, is capitalism to blame, or can it be reformed?
Are referendums ever a good idea?
When, where and why does direct democracy work? And can it do more harm than good?
What next for the wives of Islamic State fighters?
Should the wives and children of IS militants be repatriated?
Has China's economy peaked?
What are the options for Chinese policy makers?
What’s going on at the US-Mexico border?
President Trump says the situation is a national emergency. Is he right?
Mourning – traditions in Judaism
Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis discusses mourning with Euella Jackson.
'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman who saved Japan's Blossoms
Collingwood Ingram was to set become a world expert in cherry trees. But what to do next?
Gàidhealtachd Dhùn nan Gall agus Dreag ann an Ùig
Tha Coinneach Mac a’ Ghobhainn sa chathair le cuspairean eadar Algeria agus Dùn nan Gall.
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