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Trying times in Lebanon

After Hezbollah quits Lebanon’s government of national unity, why are so many nations so deeply involved in what boils down to a murder trial? But as François Picard’s panel points out, Rafiq Hariri’s not just any victim and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s not just any jurisdiction.

  • Nahida NAKAD, Head, France 24 Arabic Service
  • Régis LE SOMMIER, Deputy Editor-in-chief, Paris Match
  • Nadim SHEHADI, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House (By satellite from London)
  • Paul SALEM, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut (By satellite from Beirut, Lebanon)

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank? (part 2)

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank?

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-25 François Hollande

Hollande Reshuffles: Moment of Truth for Under-Fire French President (part 2)

It's a surprise cabinet reshuffle that could well determine the legacy - or seal the fate - of France's beleaguered president. Elected in 2012 thanks to endorsements that went...

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2014-08-25 French politics

Hollande Reshuffles: Moment of Truth for Under-Fire French President

It's a surprise cabinet reshuffle that could well determine the legacy - or seal the fate - of France's beleaguered president. Elected in 2012 thanks to endorsements that went...

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2014-08-21 Iraq

The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment (part 2)

With the beheading of US journalist James Foley, the jihadists of ISIS have certainly succeeded in getting our attention. World leaders have taken time out from their summer...

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