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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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