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Latest update : 2011-01-20

After Ben Ali: who's next? (Part 2)

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution sparks hope and admiration throughout the Arab world. But François Picard's panel warns of the pitfalls of building democracy in what is now a political vacuum.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Moncef CHEIKH-ROUHOU, Tunisian native and vice-president of Circle of Arab Economists

Mahmoud ISMAIL, Director, Egyptian cultural Center in Paris

Saad DJEBBAR, Algerian-born Human Rights Attorney

George JOFFE, Research Fellow at POLIS, Cambridge University

Amel BOUBEKEUR, Algerian Research Fellow at Higher School for Social Research (EHESS), Paris

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Produced by Louise McWATT, Annelise BORGES, Perrine DESPLATS, Yi SONG

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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