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Portrait of a tyrant: who is the real Gaddafi?

In power for over 40 years, Libya’s Muammar Gadhafi is the Arab world’s longest serving leader. He was once dubbed the mad dog of the middle east by US President Ronald Reagan and this week he lived up to his nickname by promising to annihilate his opponents in a ranting hour long speech. Just how far is Gadhafi prepared to go in order to hold on to power?

  • Ziad MAJED, Adjunct Instructor of Middle East Studies, American University of Paris
  • Douglas HERBERT, France24 International Affairs Editor
  • Pr Ahmed OKASHA, Chairman of the Psychiatric Health Resort in Cairo (By satellite from Cairo)

Program produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-12-01 Austria

Europe's next worry: Populist surge ahead of votes in Italy, Austria (part 2)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-11-30 Middle East

All over in Aleppo? Brutal offensive triggers mass exodus (part 1)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-30 Aleppo

All over in Aleppo? Trump transition adds to Syria uncertainty (part 2)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-29 Asia-pacific

Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

The blurring of lines between business and politics can grab headlines in Zuma's South Africa or Trump's America, but look to South Korea for a corruption scandal with a...

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