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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).

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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