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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 (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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2015-07-02 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 2)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-02 Egypt

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 1)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 1)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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