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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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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-21 Gay marriage

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 2)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 2)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 1)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-19 migrants

Cast adrift: Who's going to save South Asia’s boat people? (part 2)

Whose job is it to save those desperate enough to set out on the high seas? In southeast Asia, an estimated 4,000 men, women and children from Burma and Bangladesh drift in boats...

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