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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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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 1)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-25 European Union

Divided over migrants: EU leaders point fingers as crisis deepens (part 2)

In the end, it’s always a compromise at EU summits. In the case of Greece and the euro, the answer's not yet. In the case of mandatory burden sharing on migrants, the answer's...

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