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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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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.

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THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-10-06

Will pressure on Syria have to bypass the UN?

It may be short-sighted for the Assad regime to celebrate the veto of UN sanctions at the Security Council. Despite vested interests and ties to Damascus, François Picard’s panel predicts that Moscow won’t back Damascus forever.

  • Samir AITA. Editor, Arabic edition of 'Le Monde Diplomatique';
  • Suat KINIKLIOĞLU. Member of Central Executive Committee, AK Party - from Bucharest, Romania;
  • Michael YOUNG, Opinion editor at the Daily Star Newspaper. Author of "The ghosts of Martyrs Square" - from Beirut;
  • Bilal SAAB, Fellow at the Monterey Institute of International Studies - from Washington.

Watch the second part here.

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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