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The Jihadist Contagion: Sunni Radicals in Iraq and Syria (part 2)

When Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011, Al Qaeda seemed a weakened force. But after Syria, are we witnessing a resurgence of Sunni radicals in neighbouring Iraq? The daily bombings in Baghdad are at their deadliest since 2007, added to which there's also what looks like a throwback to 2004 after the fall of Saddam Hussein. A mix of Sunni tribesmen and Al Qaeda-linked radicals are in control of the strategic city of Fallujah. What’s next for Iraq?

Produced and prepared by Yann Pusztai, Diaraye Bah and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Myriam BENRAAD

Research Associate, CERI Sciences Po

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Kirk SOWELL

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Inside Iraqi Politics

Alex CROWTHER

Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute

Hadeel Al SAYEGH

Senior reporter with The National daily newspaper (Iraq)

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

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

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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2016-08-24 Fethullah Gulen

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 2)

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

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

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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