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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus (part 2)

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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2016-06-24 Brexit

Britain votes out: What next?

On Thursday’s referendum Britain voted to leave the European Union. This morning David Cameron announced his resignation so the UK is expected to have a new prime minister by...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 1)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 2)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 1)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 2)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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