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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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2017-02-23 USA

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is that...

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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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