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Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

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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.

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Latest update : 2014-08-12

Iraq violence: ISIS insurgency catches up with Kurdistan

We focus on events in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan. The Baghdad parliament has handed the role of Iraqi president to the veteran politician Fouad Masoum, who is of course a Kurd. It’s a largely ceremonial post and in line with unofficial power-sharing agreements, the president is always a Kurd, the prime minister a Shiite and the speaker a Sunni.

Meanwhile, for several weeks now, Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been battling militants from ISIS and in several areas they are providing the only effective counterweight to these advancing jihadists. But how long will that last?

By Tom BURGES WATSON

Our guests

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International Lawyer

Shwan ZULAL

Kurdish Blogger; Political and risk analyst

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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2016-08-29 guerrilla

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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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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