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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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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

A five-year sentence - he'll spend at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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