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25 years of independence in Eritrea : Thousands continue to flee the repressive regime

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Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

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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.

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THE INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2013-12-11

Ghassan Salamé, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs

Three years after a Tunisian fruit vendor’s self-immolation provided the spark for the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings, the region is rife with disenchantment as democracy remains an elusive goal. Libya is on the brink, Egypt polarised, and Syria in the throes of civil war.

Douglas Herbert asks Lebanese-born Ghassan Salamé, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, if the "Arab Spring" is anything more than a distant memory, and whether peace talks on Syria have any chance of success.

By Douglas HERBERT

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