Politics Podcast

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Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.


Is talking the shortest path to war?

January 19th, 2015

Episode 81 of 1761 episodes

It's widely believed that diplomacy is the best course of action when dealing with rogue regimes or terrorist groups. At it's best it can divert war and contain situations that might have led to war. But if they get it wrong, if one nation takes advantage of the other it could have dire consequences for all parties.