Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter (AUS)

One issue in global politics explained each week so you know what is really going on - what is really happening, why it is happening and what is likely to happen next. Dr Keith Suter is Australia's leading media commentator on global affairs and geo-politics. This series gives you the global truths in straightforward and short episodes.


Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter (AUS)

Venezuela's rising tensions

With Venezuela facing a humanitarian crisis, Trump's severe sanctions on oil imports have President Nicolßs Maduro up in arms. Dr Keith Suter explains the driving forces behind America's intervention, the current leadership instability in Venezuela and the rise of socialist governments in Latin America.
00:21:16 2/14/2019

Past Episodes

From Hitler to Trump, Dr Keith Suter canvasses the "grand masterminds" who have influenced some of the most key political figures in history and in turn, shaped the world's destiny - for good or for evil.
00:00:00 2/7/2019
Donald Trump was a failed businessperson - until The Apprentice came along. Dr Keith Suter explains how a reality TV producer managed to resurrect Trump as an icon of American success, and helped to forge his path to presidency.
00:18:18 1/31/2019
The death of UN secretary general Dag Hammarskj÷ld in a 1961 plane crash, was at the time, thought to be caused by pilot error. Now, with Dr Keith Suter part of a fresh UN investigation into the Swedish aristocrat's death, he discusses why anyone would want him dead - and who could have done it.
00:19:26 1/24/2019
Does Putin have Trump over a barrel? As investigations into the US President and Russia continue, Dr Keith discusses the turbulent history between America and Russia and why Trump seems so set on distilling the hostility between the two countries.
00:23:19 1/17/2019
Slavery unfortunately still exists in many forms around the world - yes, even here in Australia. Dr Keith Suter chairs the Australian Anti-Slavery Society and discusses how the exploitation of workers has evolved over the years, common misconceptions about slavery and how we can put an end to it.
00:18:45 1/10/2019
The World Economic Forum calls it the financial equivalent to climate change. Dr Keith Suter discusses the looming ageing crisis we can't continue to ignore. People in Australia and around the world are living longer lives than ever before - but how will we fund our newfound longevity?
00:17:28 1/3/2019
When former C.I.A official Michael Morell named Pakistan as the most dangerous country in the world, it came as a surprise to many. Dr Keith Suter explains why, with a rapidly growing population, high unemployment rate, nuclear weapon possession and a military that calls the shots, Pakistan may soon prove a threat not only to itself but the rest of the world, too.
00:16:44 12/27/2018
It's 1300 years old but many misconceptions still exist about the youngest of the old religions. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on the birth of Islam, the Sunni-Shia divide across the Middle East and the similarities between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
00:20:57 12/20/2018
With the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights taking place this week, Dr Keith Suter discusses how the revolutionary mechanism for the protection of human rights came about and how what constitutes as human rights has evolved over the decades.
00:19:41 12/13/2018
Alarming research shows that if you're living in America, you're more likely to be killed by a white, right wing, terrorist than you are by an Islamic terrorist. So why is the issue of white extremism being ignored in the White House? Dr Keith Suter discusses the upsurge of white supremacy and the problems it's posing in the United States.
00:19:11 12/6/2018
It could be a Dan Brown novel. Back from the Club of Rome conference held deep in the confines of the Vatican, Dr Keith Suter explains how 50 years ago, the organisation uncovered eerily accurate information about how the planet could be impacted by the high rate of economic growth, resource depletion and environmental destruction.
00:18:52 11/29/2018
He's fled the Vatican and now, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan˛ is calling for Pope Francis to resign, accusing the leader of covering up cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Fresh off the plane from Rome, Dr Keith Suter discusses the explosive report written by the Archbishop and whether the Catholic Church can repair their reputation.
00:18:54 11/22/2018
Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro may have won voters over with his promise to clean up corruption but many have voiced concerns over the former army captain's hard line policies and past declaration of being "in favour" of dictatorships. Dr Keith Suter discusses what this election result means for the future of the fifth largest country in the world and why authoritarian leadership is on the rise, right around the globe.
00:17:51 11/15/2018
As the midterm elections made news this week, so did Trump's threat to remove the 14th Amendment and put an end to birth right citizenship in the United States. Dr. Keith Suter explains how the US Constitution came about, how it functions in comparison to the Australian system and whether Trump really has the power to change one of the most remarkable documents in the world.
00:20:58 11/8/2018

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