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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Security in Europe: Is there more that could or should be done?

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Is this the end of the Western post-war order?

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Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2011-06-20

Elaine Sciolino, ex-Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and author of 'La Séduction'

Cyril Vanier meets Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and author of "La Séduction : How the French Play the Game of Life". She argues that seduction is the key to understanding France - not just how the French relate to each other, but also how they conduct business and elect politicians.

By Cyril VANIER

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2017-05-27 terrorism

Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

In recent days, Britain has been dealing with the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack on its soil since 2005. This as European cities have become regular targets in the last...

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2017-05-24 Donald Trump

Trump on 'learning curve' but poll numbers 'will go up'

Our guest Chris Ruddy is the CEO of the conservative media organisation Newsmax and a personal friend of US President Donald Trump. Ruddy defends Trump's record in office despite...

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2017-05-20 Emmanuel Macron

France's new president: Can Macron keep spirit of hope alive?

France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, has been described as the torchbearer of a new politics - a politics led from the centre, in which the traditional parties of the "right"...

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2017-05-17 Europe

'Angela Merkel owes France's Macron a debt of gratitude'

Our guest Joseph Joffe is the publisher-editor of Die Zeit, a major German weekly. He's also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he teaches...

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2017-05-11 Emmanuel Macron

French ambassador to US discusses Trump, Macron presidencies

With President-elect Emmanuel Macron poised to take power on Sunday in Paris, French Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud, who served as diplomatic advisor to the candidate, sat...

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