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Latest update : 2013-08-30

Syria intervention: not so fast?

All or nothing? François Picard’s panel argues over the viability of what Barack Obama has called "a shot against the bow" of President Assad’s forces. Haunted by the Iraq war, Western leaders proceed with caution ahead of a possible military intervention in Syria.

  • General Dominique TRINQUAND, Consultant and Expert on United Nations and peacekeeping operations;
  • Ammar Abd RABBO, Franco-Syrian Journalist;
  • Natalia NAROTCHNISKAYA, Head of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation;
    Former Vice Chairperson, Duma Committee on international affairs;
  • Bilal SAAB, Executive Director and Head of Research of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) North America in Washington, D.C.

    Watch part two

    Prepared and produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Julia Kim and Diaraye Bah 

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2013-10-22 Barack Obama

US drone secrecy: Licence to kill?

Barack Obama's favourite weapon, drones, are coming under fire: Washington claims they're the best weapon to fight extremists, but allies say they're fed up and human rights...

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2015-08-03 John Kerry

Kerry Middle East Tour

Today we're discussing John Kerry's visit to Qatar, a visit aimed at reassuring America's Gulf allies over last months nuclear deal with Iran. The US Secretary of State says the...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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