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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

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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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 2)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 1)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq (part 2)

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-23 Turkey

Turning point for Turkey? Ankara steps up fight against IS group (part 2)

Is Turkey finally being drawn into the conflict in Syria? Monday's bomb blast in Suruc has driven a new wedge between Ankara and the banned PKK, with policemen targeted in...

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