Jan 13, 2017 2:30am GMT
depths of savagery, a restive and resurgent russia, a rising china and the disruption of north korea. and then, on top of all of that, there is the rise and dominance of organised crime, population growth, pandemics and financial instability. that's a pretty formidable cocktail of trouble for us to face. but my answer to the question of what was the greatest threat is actually different. it is ourselves. we are our own worst enemies. we are short—sighted, penny—pinching, naively optimistic, we are complacent and we're ostrich—like to the way in which the world is becoming interconnected, more fragile, more unpredictable and more incendiary. he moved on to the election of donald trump as us president. the donald, with his mexican wall, with new protectionism and isolationism, with his serious questioning of nato solidarity, with a belief in torture and with lieutenant general michael flynn as his key security adviser. perhaps we don't actually need more enemies in the world today. he attacked the amount the uk spent on defence, warning we were sleepwalking to a potential calamity. a
Mar 17, 2017 2:30am GMT
on the ground in china's xingiang province — with the so—called people's war on terror. recent attacks here have all been local and low—tech, a handful of young farmers armed only with knives. and a new network of national parks for chile as the government there receives an unprecedented private donation of land.
Mar 3, 2017 2:30am GMT
forces have retaken the ancient city of palmyra. curbing popular criticism and a free press — china fights to control the narrative ahead of the national people's congress. and jackie's life afterjfk — the lost letters which reveal a love affair with a senior british diplomat.
Jun 30, 2017 2:30am BST
china to respect freedom and civil liberties in hong kong, as president xi makes his highly symbolic visit marking 20 years of reunification. official celebrations are planned this weekend, as well as protests from pro—democracy activists. now on bbc news, it's time for thursday in parliament. hello and welcome to the programme. coming up: the government heads off the threat of a defeat on the queen's speech, by offering a concession on abortion rights for women in northern ireland. we will be funding her department with additionalfunding so that she can make a grant to the external organisations who will provide these services. the culture secretary says she's minded to refer fox's proposed takeover of sky to the competition watchdog. and is another parliamentary tradition about to disappear, as the speaker hints he's relaxing the dress code? the question of whether that member is wearing a tie is not absolutely front and centre stage. but first, the government has seen off a possible rebellion in the commons by announcing that it will fund abortions for women who travel from nort
Feb 3, 2017 2:30am GMT
with world leaders, the trump white house tries a charm offensive. is china ready to replace the united states and take the lead in a new world order? our china editor gives her assessment. and — why the real—life soap opera of us—mexican relations is being reflected on television south of the border.
Jul 21, 2017 2:30am BST
christian, thejew. it is an extraordinary territorialist form of free speech, it was as if china ordered britain to close down the bbc. i don't think there is a narrative between the two. this is a request to stop poisoning people with an extremist narrative. the henryjackson... is it notjust a free flow of ideas? one of the things about aljazeera is that they are incredibly effective. somebody said to me recently, there are whole channels have the same narrative. the problem is that aljazeera is so effective and appealing that it pulls people in. essentially, they are an extremely effective... it should still close? it should change to the extent that it cannot be recognised as aljazeera today, yes, the aljazeera arabic. aljazeera english is in this because it acts as a figleaf, because those journalists who do not understand the arabic language, they are doing a greatjob and say, this has to be freedom of speech. what you are fighting for is freedom of hate speech. that is the way we see it. it is incredibly provocative, emotionally charged editorials. whether it is the economist or al