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Latest update : 2012-12-05

No exit for Assad?

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 second part here.

By Anelise Borges

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

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2017-04-18 Brexit

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