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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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2016-07-25 Democrats (USA)

Democratic Convention: Can the Democrats now unite around Hillary Clinton?

As the Democratic convention starts, the FBI has opened an inquiry after thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were leaked. Those emails have led to the...

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2016-07-20 Republicans (USA)

Conventional wisdom: Republicans divided over Trump (part 1)

The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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2016-07-20 Donald Trump

Conventional wisdom: Republicans divided over Trump (part 2)

The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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2016-07-19 coups

The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 2)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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2016-07-19 Turkey

The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 1)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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