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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).

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 2)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 1)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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