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France on all fronts (part 2)

With six soldiers killed in Afghanistan ahead of the Bastille Day parade, the high price of maintaining military might can be measured in blood and euros. François Picard's panel explains why Paris has put austerity aside to engage in Libya and elsewhere.

 

Laurent HENNINGER, Military Historian, Strategic Research Institute at Paris' Ecole Militaire

Retired Captain Philip STONOR, Former Deputy UK Defence Attache in Paris

Dave CLARK, Paris Deputy Bureau chief, Agence France-Presse (AFP)

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank? (part 2)

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank?

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-25 François Hollande

Hollande Reshuffles: Moment of Truth for Under-Fire French President (part 2)

It's a surprise cabinet reshuffle that could well determine the legacy - or seal the fate - of France's beleaguered president. Elected in 2012 thanks to endorsements that went...

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2014-08-25 French politics

Hollande Reshuffles: Moment of Truth for Under-Fire French President

It's a surprise cabinet reshuffle that could well determine the legacy - or seal the fate - of France's beleaguered president. Elected in 2012 thanks to endorsements that went...

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2014-08-21 Iraq

The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment (part 2)

With the beheading of US journalist James Foley, the jihadists of ISIS have certainly succeeded in getting our attention. World leaders have taken time out from their summer...

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