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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 : 2014-05-09

Moscow's Mixed Messages: What Does Putin Really Want?

In the end, hopes of a Ukraine de-escalation lasted less than 24 hours. Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected the Russian president's surprise call for a postponement of this coming Sunday's Crimea-style referendum on autonomy. But why this olive branch from Putin to the West? Was it the visiting Swiss president's persuasive manner, the spectre of more Western sanctions, or does it all fit into a broader Kremlin plan?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anna GARMASH

Member of Euro-Maidan Collective

Guillaume LAGANE

Professor of International Relations, Sciences Po

Dmitry LINNIK

London Bureau Chief, The Voice of Russia

Douglas HERBERT

France 24 International Affairs Editor

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2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 2)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

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2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 1)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

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2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 2)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

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2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 1)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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