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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 : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus

Three years and 150,000 deaths later, there seems to be no stopping a Syrian president whose forces can shrug off fresh allegations of pipe bombs and nerve gas. After all, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with Ukraine, and is in no mood to open a new front against Syria's backers Iran and Russia. But has the pendulum swung for good in favour of Assad? And with talk of red lines a distant memory, can he simply ignore the West?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Jean-Marie FARDEAU

Director, HRW France

Elie HATEM

Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris

Joshua LANDIS

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Nabih BULOS

Special Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Middle East

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2016-05-31 strike

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 1)

Has globalization run out of gas? The popular term to describe the mood is insurgent. Here in France, unions and students are revolting against labor reform. What kind of job...

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2016-05-31 employment

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 2)

Has globalization run out of gas? The popular term to describe the mood is insurgent. Here in France, unions and students are revolting against labor reform. What kind of job...

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2016-05-30 Iraq

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 1)

Has the tide turned for IS group militants in Iraq and Syria? The so-called caliphate is currently under pressure from Iraqi forces in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah, but a...

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2016-05-30 Fallujah

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 2)

Has the tide turned for IS group militants in Iraq and Syria? The so-called caliphate is currently under pressure from Iraqi forces in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah, but a...

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2016-05-26 Barack Obama

Obama in Japan: Competing world visions at G7 summit (part 2)

At the G7 summit in Japan both past and future are looming large as Barack Obama started his visit with a tour of an ancient shrine with his host Shinzo Abe. The Japanese prime...

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