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Latest update : 2014-03-18

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 advisor to Helmut Kohl

Sergey MARKOV

Director, Institute of Political Studies in Moscow

Matthew KAMINSKI

Member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

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2014-12-23 Catholic Church

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-23 Pope

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-22 Sony

Hollywood Hacked: What are the Consequences of the Sonyleak?

What started as leaked celebrity gossip has now turned into a major global security issue. South Korea's nuclear power plant operator has been conducting cyberattack drills after...

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2014-12-22 Tunisia

Tunisian Elections: Has the Revolution Fulfilled its Promise?

It's the grand finale of Tunisia's revolution. After the overthrow of the longtime strongman in the nation that sparked the Arab Spring, and after the arduous process of drafting...

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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