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Crisis in Syria: will a UN resolution stop Assad? (part 2)

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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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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