What's in the Mueller report - and what are the implications for US politics?
The investigation has taken nearly two years, cost tens of millions of dollars, and led to dozens of criminal charges. Now, a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US Presidential election is going to be delivered to Congress.
This week David Aaronovitch and his guests in the Briefing Room examine what’s in the report, and what does it all mean - especially for Donald Trump and his prospects for winning a second presidential term next year.
Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter, New York Times
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Head of the US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Shira Scheindlin, former United States District Judge
Larry Sabato, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia
What Next For Europe?
David Aaronovich examines the likely lasting impact of the UK's decision to quit the European Union - not on Britain but on mainland Europe. The European Union is struggling to reconcile competing views of the economy, of national identity and of ideology. As populist political parties play an increasing role in the governance of member states, some expert Euro-watchers give their views of the divisions and the chances of them being reconciled. Might the EU "widen" its reach to new countries? Or deepen" the binds between member countries? Or is it time to concede that voters across the Continent prefer sovereignty to be exercised within national states.
Presenter: David Aaronovich
Producer: Sally Abrahams
Researcher: Kirsteen Knight
Editor: Andrew Smith
How divided are we?
As the Brexit negotiations rumble on Britain appears more divided than ever. This week David Aaronovitch and his guests ask how deep is that division and what it would take to unify the country?
Professor Sara Hobolt, London School of Economics
Professor Sir John Curtice, University of Strathclyde
Margaret MacMillan, emeritus Professor of International History at Oxford University
Deborah Mattinson, Founder, BritainThinks
Paula Surridge, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
With the route of the UK’s departure from the European Union still unclear, this week David Aaronovitch looks at Britain’s place in the world and assesses what lies ahead in the next stage of negotiations with the EU.
Joining David in the Briefing Room are: Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform, Meg Russell, Director of the Constitutional Unit at University College London and Stefanie Bolzen, London Correspondent of German newspaper, Welt.
Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Jasper Corbett
Should we worry about Huawei?
The boss of Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, says his company would never spy on behalf of the Chinese state. But some experts think it would be a mistake for Britain to involve the company in the development of the 5G network. What's the relationship between Huawei and the government in Beijing, is the company a reliable partner and what should Britain do?
David Aaronovitch is joined by:
Dr Linda Yueh, Economist at the University of Oxford and author of 'The Great Economists'.
Wanyuan Song, BBC Journalist
Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Project Director IoT-Security at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, the School of Oriental and African Studies
Charlie Parton, Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Emily Taylor, Editor, Chatham House's Journal of Cyber Policy
Dr Tim Stevens, Lecturer in Global Security, King's College London