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Crimea Votes For Russia: A New Cold War? (part 2)

For nearly 97% of Crimeans, there's no going back. Russian speakers have been celebrating a "yes" vote in a referendum that paves the way for a reunification with Moscow. Crimeans seem undeterred by Western condemnation and the threat of sanctions; sanctions that target Moscow. It has been said this is a fight that matters more to Vladimir Putin than to Europe and the US. But what are the ultimate consequences of giving ground?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Boris NAJMAN

Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil

Joachim BITTERLICH

Former German ambassador to NATO

Sergey MARKOV

Director, Institute of Political Studies in Moscow

Matthew KAMINSKI

Member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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