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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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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-27 Europe

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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2017-03-27 corruption

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 2)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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