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Latest update : 2014-06-12

Iraq's Jihadist Takeover: Can the Spread of Extremists be Stopped? (part 2)

How can jihadists suddenly be in control of Iraq's second-largest city? The Sunni radicals of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have stormed Mosul and points north in Kirkuk province, this after US-trained government forces fled. Less than a five-hour flight from Paris, could ISIS - as its name suggests - actually carve out its own state?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Alissa Johannsen RUBIN

New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris

Hadeel Al SAYEGH

Senior reporter with The National daily newspaper (Iraq)

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

Shwan ZULAL

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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2014-09-11 jihad

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again? (part 2)

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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2014-09-10 technology

Do gizmos rule our world? (part 2)

Welcome to 2014, and an age when people camp out to be the first to buy... a telephone. The medium's more than just a message. These people feel a special bond with the devices...

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