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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 : 2012-07-24

Syria crisis: Towards a sectarian war?

The world's attention is still firmly fixed on Syria. There are fears of a chemical weapons attack, hopes Bashar al-Assad may accept the Arab League's offer of exile and a first taste of violence for the people of the wealthy city of Aleppo. Laura Baines and her panel of experts discuss the latest developments in the conflict.

  • Bassma KODMANI, Spokesperson, Syrian National Council;
  • Luis PERAL, Research fellow, European Institute for Security Studies;
  • Andrew EXUM, Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security;
  • Barah MIKAÏL, Senior Researcher, FRIDE.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel



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It's a lot more than yet another campaign finance scandal. The charges brought against France's former president are enough to make you wonder why Nicolas Sarkozy was so keen to...

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2018-03-21 Facebook

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2018-03-19 elections

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2018-03-15 Middle East

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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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