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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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'Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit'

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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 : 2011-12-30

Iran's Warning

Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz and effectively shut down the transit point for over a third of the world's oil, a scenario some analysts have described as Armageddon. Is Iran ready to go all the way and hold the global economy at ransom in order to avoid further sanctions? Or is it just bluffing, an empty threat made by a regime with dwindling options?

  • Trita PARSI. Founder and President, National Iranian American Council. Author, "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" - from Washington;
  • Francis PERRIN. Editorial Manager, "Arab Oil and Gas";
  • Hall GARDNER. Professor of International Relations, American University of Paris;
  • Borzou DARAGAHI. Financial Times correspondent in Egypt - from Cairo.

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting Monday after fiery remarks Friday - the same Erdogan was accused of...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 1)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-25 European Union

Divided over migrants: EU leaders point fingers as crisis deepens (part 2)

In the end, it’s always a compromise at EU summits. In the case of Greece and the euro, the answer's not yet. In the case of mandatory burden sharing on migrants, the answer's...

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