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Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey launches offensives on PKK and Islamic State Group (part 2)

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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).

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2015-08-03 John Kerry

Kerry Middle East Tour

Today we're discussing John Kerry's visit to Qatar, a visit aimed at reassuring americas Gulf allies over last months nuclear deal with Iran. The US Secretary of State says the...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 1)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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