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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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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 1)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-03 UK

Let's talk Brexit: Cameron defends EU proposal in front of UK parliament (part 2)

Sovereignty seems to be at the heart of what makes Britons tick. Britain wants to play by its own rules but unfortunately for David Cameron, that's not really the idea enshrined...

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