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Latest update : 2012-01-11

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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2015-07-02 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 2)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-02 Egypt

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 1)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 1)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

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

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

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