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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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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 1)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-26 migrants

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 2)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-26 Hungary

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 1)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-25 China

The Great Fall of China: World worries as financial bubble bursts (part 2)

Shanghai's financial markets are in freefall - down more than 7.6% on Tuesday, and more than 40% since June. It’s contagious, with a black Monday for global stocks and a steep...

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