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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.

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Latest update : 2012-01-11

How far will Assad go?

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 second part here.

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2014-10-30 Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Palestinian territories: Can there be an end to the historic conflict? (part 2)

"Deplorable". The word was used by Israel to describe Sweden's decision to officially recognise a Palestinian state. Although 135 countries have already recognised Palestine,...

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2014-10-30 Israel

Israel-Palestinian territories: Can there be an end to the historic conflict?

"A declaration of war". Those were the strong words from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after a day of violence in Jerusalem. First, right-wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was...

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2014-10-29 Kobane

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-29 Free Syrian Army

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group (part 2)

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-28 immigration

Europe's troubled seas: UK axes support for migrant rescue operation (part 2)

Migrants have turned Calais into a "lawless jungle", and it is "time to wage war on this phenomenon". Those were the views of France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen as she...

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