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Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One?

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Israel-Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire deal sets stage for Cairo talks

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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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Latest update : 2011-11-23

After the dictators: how to build an Arab democracy

There's turmoil in Egypt amid fears the army is misusing its power and thwarting the path to freedom. Libya's new leaders are set to unveil a government made up of moderates. Tunisia's first democratically elected constituent assembly is getting down to business with its first session. Political change evidently takes many different forms across the Arab world. So just how long does it take to move from dictatorship to democracy?

  • Nadim SHEHADI, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House;
  • Christopher DICKEY, Newsweek Magazine's Paris Bureau Chief; Mideast Editor and columnist for The Daily Beast;
  • Moncef CHEIKH ROUHOU, MP, National Constitutional Assembly in Tunisia; Professor of International Finance in Paris;
  • Walid PHARES, Professor, National Defense University;
  • Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT, Vice-President of the European Parliament

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2014-08-20 Palestinian Territories

Back to Square One?

For the better of two weeks, we've been hearing that neither Israel nor Hamas wants a fight. So why is a tenuous ceasefire in tatters? With rockets fired on Israel and army...

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2014-08-20 Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One?

For the better of two weeks, we've been hearing that neither Israel nor Hamas wants a fight. So why is a tenuous ceasefire in tatters? With rockets fired on Israel and army...

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2014-08-05 ceasefire

Israel-Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire deal sets stage for Cairo talks

We focus on the fragile calm in Gaza, where Israeli ground forces have withdrawn and a 72-hour Egyptian-brokered ceasefire appears to be holding, making this the longest pause in...

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2014-08-14 United Nations

Libya unrest: National Assembly asks for UN help to dissolve militias

We take a closer look at what exactly is unfolding in Libya: more than three and half years of turbulence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. There are killings, kidnappings and...

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2014-08-19 riots

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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