Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

The monk who saved thousands of manuscripts from IS jihadists

Read more

ENCORE!

Amer Shomali: Harnessing black humour to tell Palestinian stories

Read more

REPORTERS

Video - Abu Azrael: ‘Iraq’s Rambo’

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Will snoop for food'

Read more

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

DEBATE

DEBATE

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 

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-06-01 Edward Snowden

NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

Read more

2015-06-01 NSA

NSA: Access Denied (part 1)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

Read more

2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 2)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

Read more

2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 1)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

Read more

2015-05-28 British politics

David Cameron's EU Tour: British PM meets Europe's leaders to plead his cause (part 2)

Lunch in The Hague, dinner in Paris, followed by breakfast in Warsaw and lunch in Berlin. That's the outline of a whistle-stop tour that David Cameron has embarked upon in his...

Read more