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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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2014-12-23 Catholic Church

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-23 Pope

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-22 Sony

Hollywood Hacked: What are the Consequences of the Sonyleak?

What started as leaked celebrity gossip has now turned into a major global security issue. South Korea's nuclear power plant operator has been conducting cyberattack drills after...

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2014-12-22 Tunisia

Tunisian Elections: Has the Revolution Fulfilled its Promise?

It's the grand finale of Tunisia's revolution. After the overthrow of the longtime strongman in the nation that sparked the Arab Spring, and after the arduous process of drafting...

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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