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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-05-30

Martial law under Duterte: The fight against Islamists in the Philippines (part 1)

As Islamic State group militants find themselves on the backfoot in Syria and Iraq, could they really be trying to carve out territory in the Philippines? Militants stormed Marawa City in the south, flying the black flag of the IS group. President Duterte has imposed martial law in the region and intends to extend it to the entire country. Would such an extension be justified? Could he be following in the footsteps of the Marcos dictatorship?

Click here for PART TWO. 

Produced by Charles WENTE, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Richard J HEYDARIAN

Columnist, Analyst, Author of "Asia's New Battlefield"

Wilson LEE FLORES

Columnist for Philippine Star newspaper

Sherif ELGEBEILY

Director, Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security

Zachary ABUZA

Southeast Asian politics and security issues professor, National War College in Washington DC

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2018-02-23 gun control

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

The latest Florida shooting resulted in 17 deaths and shook the corridors of power in Washington. Donald Trump is now talking about reviewing who is allowed to buy certain types...

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2018-02-22 Africa

Boko Haram kidnappings: Can Nigerian schoolgirls be protected?

A brazen attack by Islamist terror group Boko Haram has once more sounded the alarm. As many as 100 girls are believed to still be missing after the mass kidnapping in Yobe...

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2018-02-21 migrants

Tightening grip: French government unveils controversial migrant law

President Macron promised to make it easier for young people to claim asylum in France while reforming the system. A new bill was unveiled today by the interior minister Gérard...

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2018-02-20 Syria

Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

With Bashar al-Assad sending Syrian forces to Afrin to support the Kurds against the Turkish offensive, the balance of power in the region has changed yet again. Turkish...

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2018-02-19 USA

Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

The revulsion after the latest school gun killings in the United States has shocked the world and brought a remarkable response from the children who survived the attack. They...

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