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How far will Assad go? (part 2)

Ten months after the start of the Syrian uprising, we analyse the words of its embattled president: his denial, his threats and his defiance. Melissa Bell's panel discusses what the one-and-a-half hour speech tells us about the strength of the regime of Bashar al al-Assad, besieged as it is by sanctions and under continued pressure from within.

  • Monzer MAKHOUS. Member of the Syrian National Council;
  • Jonathan PARIS. Middle East Analyst; Senior Fellow, South Asia Center - Atlantic Council;
  • Andrew TABLER. Next Generation Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East policy (from Washington);
  • Marietje SCHAAKE. MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; ALDE Spokesperson for Syria (from Brussels).

Watch the first part here. 

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2017-01-12 Europe

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 1)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-12 Cyprus

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 2)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 1)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 2)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama, over and out: What legacy for first African-American president? (part 1)

Eight years after his famous speech in Grant Park, the 44th president of the United States returns to his home city for his final major speech in office. The list of new policies...

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