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Rear Vision - Podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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How did Vietnam manage to recover from decades of war and transition itself from a socialist economy to one of the fastest growing market economies in South East Asia?

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Northern Ireland

February 19th, 2017

What will happen to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after it becomes the only land border between the EU and the UK?

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The Gambia

February 12th, 2017

At the end of 2016, while all eyes were on the US Presidential election, there was another election in The Gambia - the smallest nation in West Africa.

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Reunification for Cyprus?

February 5th, 2017

The partitioning of Cyprus in 1974 remains a seemingly intractable dispute between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.