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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

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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.

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Latest update : 2012-05-11

The Algerian Way: elections greeted with apathy and scepticism

Ask Algerians about their parliamentary elections and they’ll talk about "le pouvoir", the murky military-backed clans that pull the strings of power. François Picard’s panel weighs in on why elections may not matter just yet in an oil and gas-rich nation wary of Arab Spring protests against inequality.

  • Malek SERRAI. Chairman of the Algerian International Consult; Former advisor to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (from Algiers);
  • Philipp NAYLOR. Historian, Marquette University (from Wisconsin, USA);
  • Amel BOUBEKEUR. Research Fellow, ENS and EHESS;
  • Eve IRVINE. France 24 Special Correspondent in Algiers.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the second part here.

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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