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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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The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 2)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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2016-07-19 Turkey

The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 1)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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Nice attack fallout: Was Bastille Day rampage preventable? (part 1)

A minute of silence has capped three days of national mourning after the Nice attack. It's a ritual that's alas become familiar, but this time with a context that's all its own....

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