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Latest update : 2014-02-28

Torn Between East and West: What Future for Ukraine?

They say history does not repeat itself. Even before the fall of Viktor Yanukovich last Saturday, the preceding days' bloodbath in the streets of Kiev had mainly mooted comparisons to the 2004 Orange Revolution. Now comes the prospect of another repeat, that of Russia's war with Georgia, what with armed Russophones taking over Crimea's parliament, calling for independence from Ukraine. How far will the escalation go? Is the Kremlin right to feel ethnic Russians are threatened?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anna GARMASH

Member of Euro-Maidan Collective

Thornike GORDAZE

Researcher at CERI Sciences Po

Joachim BITTERLICH

Former German ambassador to NATO

Dmitry SUSLOV

Political analyst currently working for the 'Voice of Russia' radio station

Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Editor

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2017-12-18 South Africa

The fight for the ANC: South Africa's future in the balance?

South Africa's African National Congress has a new party leader. 65-year old Cyril Ramaphosa edging 68-year old Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - two mainstays of the party of Mandela. A...

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2017-12-14 Brexit

May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

Just when it seemed the tide had finally turned in Theresa May's favour, she suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons, with parliament now having greater say on a...

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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