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Philippines: Has Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ gone too far?

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America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2013-09-18

Ardavan Amir-Aslani, International lawyer and author

There's been talk in the past few days that Iran's new president, Hassan Rohani, might meet Barack Obama on the sidelines of next week's UN General Assembly in New York. Could Iran and the US soon become not just friends, but close friends?

Ardavan Amir-Aslani, an international lawyer and author of several books on Islam and Iran, believes all the signs are there that Teheran and Washington are ready - each for their own specific reasons - to lay aside their mutual animosity and be friends.

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