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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.

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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.

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

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2016-08-24 Syria

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

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2016-08-24 Fethullah Gulen

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When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-23 Syria

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As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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2016-08-22 Rio de Janeiro

Rio's Legacy: Were the Olympics worth it for Brazil? (part 1)

The closing ceremonies of the 31st Summer Games had the entire planet dancing to a samba beat after a fortnight that included plenty of tales of great performances and...

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