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Latest update : 2014-01-07

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

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MYRIAM BENRAAD

RESEARCHER, EUROPEAN CENTER FOR FOREIGN RELATIONS

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 (Iraqi)

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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