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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 : 2012-12-05

No exit for Assad? (part 2)

Is the heightened fear of Damascus using chemical weapons based on tangible evidence, or a deduction based on the go-for-broke attitude of the Assad regime? Also, François Picard’s panel argues over whether NATO’s "red line" really means intervention in Syria.

  • James JEFFREY. Visiting Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey (from Washington);
  • Murat YETKIN. Editor-in-Chief, Hürriyet Daily News (from Istanbul);
  • Oleg KOBTZEFF. Professor, American University of Paris;
  • Rahaf HAFOUSH. Editorial Director, Syriadeeply.org;

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Claire Williams, Christopher Davis.

Watch the first part here.

By Anelise Borges

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The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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