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Rear Vision - Program podcast

Rear Vision - Program Podcast

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
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The Vatican City: the smallest nation on earth

11/03/12
The Vatican City is a landlocked nation state consisting of 110 acres and a population of just over 800, yet it has its own police force, ...

India's economic accelerator

10/27/12
Last month the Indian government announced that it would open up the countrys massive retail sector to foreign supermarkets, the first of a ...

Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church

10/20/12
The recent Pussy Riot Affair has brought the issue of the relationship between President Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church to ...

Tasmania; divided state

10/13/12
The announcement last month by Tasmanias biggest timber company, Gunns, that it was going into voluntary administration is the latest ...

Hugo Chavez, the unlikely president

10/06/12
It's hard to find a more polarising figure than the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.On October 7, he goes to the polls looking for a ...

Australia's eugenic heritage

09/29/12
The idea of eugenics was popular with intellectuals across the globe during early 20th centuries. What was Australia's connection with the ...

A tale of two cities; East and West Berlin

09/22/12
On the 3 October, Germany will celebrate 22 years of reunification. Rear Vision puts the spotlight on Berlin, a city that was for almost 30 ...

Mission impossible: why Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria failed

09/15/12
In the years to come, when the history of Syria's civil war is written, one of the key questions will be how and why did Kofi Annans peace ...

German money; Germany and the euro

09/08/12
Since the financial crisis in the euro zone began in 2010, weve heard a lot about the plight of people in Ireland, Greece and Spain as ...

Finland: the real education revolution

09/01/12
Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard have both talked about an education revolution. In Finland they have already had one and created the best ...

Private military and security companies

08/25/12
The scandal over a shortfall in security in the lead up to the recent London Olympic Games illustrated the degree to which governments have ...

Mali: A nation in turmoil

08/18/12
For 20 years the nation of Mali was Africas democratic poster boy. Then within a couple of months the elected president was removed in a ...