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Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-04-21

Syria - Assad: is the iron fist weakening?

The Assad family has ruled Syria with an iron fist for some 40 years. Now, however, its grip on power is weakening. Weeks of protests have pressured the regime into lifting a 48-year-old state of emergency, but activists are not convinced the regime wants reform. Laura Baines and guests discuss what might be next for Syria.

  • Sadek SALEM, Syrian Activist
  • Dr Elie HATEM, Professor of international relations, Free faculty of law and economics in Paris
  • Joshua LANDIS, Blogger, syriacomment.com (By Skype from Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Nabil, France 24 Observer (By Skype from Damascus)

Programme produced by Yi Song and Pauline Heilmann.

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2014-07-30 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq's Christians - Nowhere to Run?

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being...

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2014-07-29 Ukraine

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to...

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2014-07-29 Russia

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to...

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2014-07-28 Ukraine

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Those who wondered if the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over separatist-held east Ukraine would oblige all sides to pause and take stock have their answer. Ten days on,...

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2014-07-28 Russia

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Those who wondered if the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over separatist-held east Ukraine would oblige all sides to pause and take stock have their answer. Ten days on,...

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