Big bad Vlad: the demonisation of Russia

The barrage of scaremongering by the British press before the football World Cup, painted the hosts Russia as a tyrannical country unsafe for tourists and football fans alike. But the reality has been very different. Visitors have taken to social media to explain that they’ve found Russia and her people hospitable and friendly. This wasn’t what they were told to expect. So was this media onslaught just a mistake? Or was this the latest instalment of post Cold War rhetoric designed to malign Russia? With relations between the West and Russia at an all time low, where next for this relationship? Joining us to discuss why both sides are locked in this frozen conflict is the writer and broadcaster, John White.

Pentagon report declares US empire ‘collapsing’

Stunning new Pentagon report declares the American empire is collapsing, revealing that the Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of US primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order created after the Second World War. Important read by Dr Nafeez Ahmed on what is driving American decline, and what comes next.