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Interview with Keir Giles

19th May 2018 | Politics

Interview with Keir Giles

Russia is notorious for its use of military hard power as part of its foreign policy.

The common stereotype is that Russia relies on hard power to maintain its status on the international stage – be that through the preservation of nuclear weapons, the invasion of sovereign territory, or alleged chemical weapon attacks on foreign soil.

But in past years, and in particular since the 2016 US Presidential election, analysts have noticed a shift, with soft power becoming a crucial tool for the Kremlin to obtain influence and undermine the West. Some of Russia’s greatest recent foreign policy achievements have come through the exploitation and efficient use of soft power.

Leading expert on Russia security issues, Keir Giles joined Benji Hyer on One-To-One with Benji Hyer, on Thursdays on W!ZARD Radio Station to discuss Russian soft power, cyber-warfare, propaganda, social media, and the impact they are having on democracies across the world.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer interviews Keir Giles

Benji Hyer interviews Keir Giles about Russian soft power, cyber-warfare, propaganda, social media, and the impact they are having on democracies across the world. (18 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Trump on UK Knife Crime

6th May 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Trump on UK Knife Crime

US President Donald Trump – speaking at the National Rifle Association – criticised the level of knife crime in London, comparing one of the city’s hospitals to a literal “war zone”.


This is not the first time that Trump has remarked on security in the UK capital: he recently claimed that London overtook New York’s murder rate, and in 2017, he condemned London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his handling of terrorist attacks in the city. He also claimed that the terror attack in Paris in 2015 – in which 130 people were killed – could have been prevented if more people had been armed.

In her message and his respective response, listener Chloe and Benji Her outlined how allowing guns in British society won’t help fix knife crime, or any other societal problem for that matter.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on Trump on UK Knife Crime

Benji Hyer responds to listener Chloe about Trump's comments on the UK's Knife Crime problems. (4 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Netanyahu doubts Iran

6th May 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Netanyahu doubts Iran

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled, in a shocking presentation, what he said were copies of concealed Iranian files detailing a project to build nuclear weapons. The presentation suggested that Iran had breached the Nuclear Deal which had been put in place whilst Obama was President of the United States.

Whilst what Netenyahu presented was not evidence of a violation of the Iran deal, but it does nonetheless imply that Iran misled and deceived the world about its nuclear intentions, and therefore is not necessarily a reliable partner.


This has led to the inevitable question - Is it time to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal?

During Benji Hyer's Sunday radio show, listener Jonathan set out to explain simply why Netanyahu’s claims are baseless. Benji agreed, stressing that it would be foolish for the US, UK, China, Russia and Germany to from withdraw from the deal.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Benji Hyer responds to listener Jonathan who sets out to explain why Netanyahu's claims of Iran's un-trustworthiness are baseless. (4 minutes)