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Latest update : 2012-02-01

Crisis in Syria: will a UN resolution stop Assad?

Western and Arab countries are ramping up the pressure to get a UN resolution passed against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Since the beginning of the uprising ten months ago, the UN has failed to reach common ground on a crisis that has killed more than 5,400 people. But nothing can happen at the UN Security Council if Russia doesn't budge, and Moscow is continuing to stand by Damascus. Is the UN powerless to change the course of events in Syria?

  • Anton KOSLOV, Associate professor, American Graduate School of International Diplomacy;
  • Jonathan PARIS, Senior Fellow, the Atlantic Council of the United States;
  • Jeffrey LAURENTI, Senior fellow, The Century Foundation;
  • Monzer MAKHOUS, Member of the Syrian National Council;
  • Guillaume MEYER, France 24 Correspondent.

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2015-07-07 Iran

Iran Deal: Finishing Touches? Vienna talks continue past deadline

Talk about missed deadlines. In Vienna an historic deal on Iran's nuclear program was supposed to be signed by today. Exit the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who says...

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2015-07-07 eurozone

Time’s up for Greece: EU Leaders review last chance proposals

Ahead of a last chance summit for Greece - with banks in Greece closed for a second week and the European Central Bank warning it needs serious collateral if it's to keep pumping...

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2015-07-06 Greece

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 1)

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-07-06 Alexis Tsipras

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 2)

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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