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France shootings: Homegrown terrorism takes centre stage (part 3)

Twice, the alleged shooter in Toulouse went to Afghanistan. François Picard’s panel examines what we know about 24-year old Mohammed Merah and asks whether he was “self-radicalized” as the state prosecutor claims or acting on behalf of Al-Qaeda.

  • Elaine Cobbe, CBS news
  • Hall Gardner, International Politics Professor, American University of Paris
  • Sébastien Baer, Journalist, France Info
  • Peter Neumann, Security Studies Professor, King's College
  • Alain Lamballe, Former Military Attaché to India and Pakistan
  • Georja Calvin-Smith, Journalist, France 24
  • Christopher Moore, Journalist, France 24

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-24 Fethullah Gulen

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 2)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-23 Syria

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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