Can Asia's youngest minister force change in a country run by the world's oldest PM?
Malaysia's Minister for Youth and Sport - Syed Saddiq
UK's Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell
The UK's Shadow Chancellor, the Labour Party's John McDonnell, on Brexit negotiations.
Explorer and aviator Bertrand Piccard
What drives some people to push the boundaries of existing knowledge and experience?
Former Interior Minister, Afghanistan - Amrullah Saleh
Is it time for this war exhausted country to give peace a chance?
Laura Boldrini MP, Former Speaker, Chamber of Deputies in Italy
Laura Boldrini MP is the former speaker of the Italian parliament's lower chamber
Writer - Carl Hiaasen
Is Florida the state where the American dream turned sour?
Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa
Is Venezuela's socialist revolution in its death throes?
Ireland's former Prime Minister - Bertie Ahern
Sarah Montague talks to Ireland's former Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern.
Writer - Leila Slimani
What draws the novelist to such dark visions of femininity?
March for our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky
Stephen Sackur speaks to Cameron Kasky, co-founder of the March for our Lives movement
Deputy President, Kenya - William Ruto
Is Kenya's ruling political partnership in danger of collapse?
Yemen's Foreign Minister - Khaled Alyemany
Is there any political or diplomatic initiative capable of saving Yemen?
Photographer - Marilyn Stafford
What makes a great photograph?
Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - Yasir Arman
Zeinab Badawi talks to Yasir Arman of Sudan’s opposition alliance
US-Lebanese comedian - Nemr Abou Nassar
Do some comics risk promoting misunderstanding and perpetuating stereotypes in comedy?
Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Péter Szijjártó
Can Hungary's ruling party win Europe’s battle of ideas?
Russian journalist - Galina Timchenko
Is President Putin crushing press freedom in Russia?
Former British diplomat, and National Security Adviser - Lord Ricketts
Is Brexit Britain's most serious peace time crisis since World War Two?
Prime Minister of Italy (2016 – 2018) - Paolo Gentiloni
Whose message is resonating with European voters in upcoming parliamentary elections?
British rapper Professor Green
What can we learn from Professor Green's determination to break mental health taboos?
Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Does her work tell us something important about the Israeli psyche?
Deputy of Venezuela’s Voluntad Popular party - Juan Andres Mejia
Is there a way out of Venezuela’s protracted agony?
Former chief constable of Kent Police, UK - Michael Fuller
Is UK policing fit for purpose?
Interim President, World Bank - Kristalina Georgieva
Is the World Bank braced for turbulence ahead?
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of Nato
Former Norwegian PM and secretary general of Nato since 2014, Jens Stoltenberg
Ken Clarke MP – Former Conservative Chancellor
How close to breaking point is Britain’s political system?
Former Trump campaign adviser - George Papadopoulos
The first Trump campaign member to be convicted as a result of the Mueller probe
Bernard Chan of the Hong Kong Executive Council
How much autonomy does Hong Kong really enjoy?
Writer - Angie Thomas
Can literature help bridge America's racial divide?
Philippe Lamberts MEP
Stephen Sackur talks to Philippe Lamberts MEP. Will Britain get more time to exit the EU?
Former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns
Stephen Sackur speaks to former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.
Apollo 11 astronaut - Michael Collins
50 years on, what was the significance of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon?
Jason Rezaian, journalist imprisoned in Tehran, 2014 - 2016
Jason Rezaian worked for the Washington Post in Tehran when he was arrested and jailed
Writer - Edouard Louis
Is anger the fuel that propels Edouard Louis to write his books?
Chairman, Sudan Reform Now - Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani
How soon can Sudan become a democracy?
Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister, Germany - Olaf Scholz
Does Germany need to reboot its economic model?
Wole Soyinka, Nobel Literature laureate
Nigerian writer and Nobel Literature laureate, Wole Soyinka
Presidential candidate, DRC - Martin Fayulu
Can the Democratic Republic of Congo set itself on a path of peace and reconciliation?
Chairman, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council - Lt General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
Can Sudan make the transition to a democratic government?
Afghan Presidential Special Peace Envoy - Mohammad Umer Daudzai
What will it take to bring peace to Afghanistan?
Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York - Preet Bharara
One of the US's most powerful federal prosecutors until President Trump fired him in 2017
Vice President, Centre for China and Globalization - Victor Gao
Is China becoming more authoritarian under President Xi JinPing?
UK Foreign Secretary - Jeremy Hunt
Post-Brexit, how will Britain stack up as a source of global power and influence?
Venezuelan Opposition Ambassador to the UK - Vanessa Neumann
Is Venezuela on the brink of regime change or has the opposition seriously miscalculated?
Iceland's Prime Minister - Katrin Jakobsdottir
Is Iceland's prime minister able to achieve her environmental vision for the country?
Chief executive, Stonewall - Ruth Hunt
Does the debate on trans rights pose a problem for the gay liberation movement?
Former captain, Arsenal Football Club - Tony Adams
Is elite sport honest about the vulnerability of its stars?
Opposition leader of Russia's Yabloko Party - Grigory Yavlinsky
Why have Vladimir Putin's opponents failed to make a dent in his strong-man rule?
Former Olympic swimmer - Sharron Davies
How does the sporting notion of fairness cope with the complexities of gender identity?
Hamas spokesman - Ghazi Hamad
The movement’s rhetoric is unbending, but do the Palestinian people long for new ideas?
Justice for the 21, 1974 Birmingham pub bombings - Julie Hambleton
Is it now too late to get to the truth behind the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings?
Libyan author Hisham Matar
HARDtalk explores the impact of having a father ‘disappeared’ by the Gaddafi regime.
Eric Wainaina, musician
Eric Wainaina's music tackles issues like corruption. How political is he prepared to be?
Historian, geographer, anthropolgist and author Jared Diamond
What’s his conclusion about the long term viability of homo sapiens?
Iyad El-Baghdadi, human rights activist
Iyad El-Baghdadi is a human rights activist who was granted political asylum in Oslo
US Democratic Party funder - Tom Steyer
Is a major Democratic Party funder in danger of pushing the party in the wrong direction?
Bas Eickhout, Dutch MEP, GreenLeft Party
Political power inside the EU is no longer between the centre left and centre right.
Cardiac surgeon - Samer Nashef
How easy is it to fix broken hearts?
Writer - Thomas Keneally
Is Australia still a country wrestling with its identity?
Senior adviser to President Obama (2009-2017) - Valerie Jarrett
How will historians view the Obama legacy?
US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Communications - Robert Strayer
Is Washington losing the cyberwar?
Chairman of the UK Brexit Party - Richard Tice
What does the success of the Brexit Party in the European elections mean for the UK?
Actor and activist - Michael Sheen
How does Michael Sheen use his fame to help the Welsh community he grew up in?
President-in-exile of the Central Tibetan Administration - Lobsang Sangay
What is Tibet's strategy for achieving its objectives from the Chinese leadership?
Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel
Doped for decades, East German athletes still searching for truth and justice.
US Republican Senator, Florida - Rick Scott
How effective and how sustainable is the Trump presidency?
Former UK Prime Minister - Sir John Major
What kind of country will emerge from the Brexit mess?
President of the UK Supreme Court - Lady Hale
Is the British justice system failing the people it is supposed to serve?
Prime Minister, Greece - Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Can a new government transform Greece's fortunes?
Nobel Prize-winning economist - Sir Angus Deaton
What can Western democracies do to tame capitalism and reduce its worst effects?
Foreign Minister of Iran - Javad Zarif
Could the US and Iran stumble into a war?
Mayor of Istanbul - Ekrem Imamoğlu
Have voters in Istanbul dealt President Erdogan a serious blow?
Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Raghuram Rajan
Will he be the next Governor of the Bank of England?
Olafur Eliasson - Artist
Can art fix the world?
Former jailed Black Panther - Albert Woodfox
What does freedom really mean for someone who spent four decades in solitary confinement?
Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia - Bambang Brodjonegoro
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
Leader, Hong Kong Civic Party - Alvin Yeung
Hong Kong is in uproar. Alvin Yueng, who leads the Civic Party shares their fears.
Former British Foreign Secretary - Jack Straw
Can a calamitous conflict between the West and Iran be avoided?
Australian Scientist - Tim Flannery
Climate change is very big and moving very fast. Is the planet running out of time?
Chair of the Irish Senate Brexit Committee - Neale Richmond
Can Ireland prevent itself becoming the collateral damage in a Brussels-London showdown?
Former Conservative Party leader- Iain Duncan Smith
Can Prime Minister Johnson deliver a no-deal exit? And what would it mean for Britain?
Director of Antiracism Research and Policy Center US - Ibram Kendi
Can the US ever fix its problem with race?
Leader of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement - Shah Faesal
How will Kashmiris channel their anger, and how much support will they get?
Co-Founder of Extinction Rebellion - Roger Hallam
How far are climate rebels prepared to go?
Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council
Zeinab Badawi is in Khartoum to speak to the Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council.