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Latest update : 2011-08-03

US debt deal: but at what cost?

Today, the press and blogosphere have called the 74-page agreement between Democrats and Republicans to raise the US debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars "a disastrous compromise", "the result of extortion" and even "a sugar-coated Satan sandwich" (by Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver). Laura Baines asks her guests if Obama has given away too much, and if such a divided Washington will able to deal with the major economic challenges ahead.

 

  • Philip CROWTHER, France 24 Correspondent (from Washington);
  • Bruce STOKES, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
  • Chris EDWARDS, Director of Tax and Budget studies, CATO Institute (from Washington);
  • John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher, Harper’s Magazine (from New York)
  • Ali FATEMI, Professor of finance, American Graduate School of Economics in Paris.

 

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Holland on his own? - Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande's hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonize the right. But...

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Holland on his own? - Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande's hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonize the right. But...

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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