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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.

Latest update : 2012-03-30

Toulouse, the fallout: A closer look at the shooter's background (part 2)

A week after the death of Mohamed Merah, a lot of questions still remain unanswered as to how he was able to go on a killing spree, whether he was helped, and what his relation with the French intelligence services was. François Picard and his panel discuss these issues and, more widely, whether it is possible to prevent this kind of tragedy. They also look at the impact on France's presidential race just three weeks ahead of the first round.

  • Clea CAULCUTT, RFI journalist;
  • Jean-Charles BRISARD, Consultant on Security and Terrorism issues;
  • James COHEN, Professor of Political Science, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle;
  • Salah NEGM, News director, Al Jazeera English.

    Watch the first part

    Program produced and prepared by Christopher Davies, Anelise Borges and François Picard 




2018-03-19 elections

Putin's Russia: What next?

Vladimir Putin has been re-elected president of Russia for another six years, with a promise to improve the quality of life of the Russian people. François Picard asks the big...

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2018-03-15 Middle East

Seven years of war: What outcome for Syria?

Seven years and counting. In Syria, the deaths have run in the hundreds of thousands and the displaced in the millions. To this day there is still plenty of bloodshed and new...

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2018-03-14 Russia

Poisoned relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

Following the ultimatum given to Russia, Theresa May has confirmed the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. But this seems to be only the start. The UK prime minister is promising...

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2018-03-13 USA

Trump fires Tillerson: What next for US diplomacy?

Rex Tillerson is the latest White House official on the receiving end of Donald Trump's famous line - you're fired! Our panel discuss how his replacement, CIA Director Mike...

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2018-03-12 National Front party (France)

Bannon on Tour: Former Trump aide rallies European far-right

Last weekend, France's far-right National Front staged what it billed as a rebranding; a party conference where it changed its name and kicked out honorary president Jean-Marie...

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