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Latest update : 2013-04-02

Kremlin crackdown: Putin tightens the screws (part 2)

Last year’s unprecedented protests against Vladimir Putin may be a fading memory, but the swoop against non-governmental organisations seems to indicate a tightening of the screws. François Picard’s panel argues over the motives and timing.

  • Sasha KOULAEVA, Head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH);
  • George Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian (Russia and Eastern Europe), Associate Researcher at CERCEC;
  • Douglas HERBERT, International Affairs Editor, France 24;
  • Natalia NAROCHNITSKAYA, President, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation and Former member, State Duma of the Russian Federation (2003-2007).

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christoper Davis, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it ?

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president calling on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Divided Kingdom: UK Parliament, Cabinet at odds over Brexit

It was a particularly long day for Britain's embattled prime minister. In parliament, Theresa May has to fend off challenges within her own party. As the clock ticks on...

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2017-11-13 counter-terrorism

Paris attacks: Two years later, France grapples with how to fight terror

Two years on, France remembers the 130 killed, along with the survivors of the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall, the national stadium and at the terraces of Right Bank...

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