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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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2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

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2017-02-20 Iraq

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 2)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

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2017-02-15 NATO

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 1)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-15 defence

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 2)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-14 Donald Trump

Trump's Troubles: What Flynn's fall says about the new White House (part 1)

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, has resigned just 24 days into a key role in the new administration - the price paid for misleading the vice president...

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