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The Saudi dilemma: Paris draws closer to Riyadh despite rights record (part 1)

In Riyadh, the French Prime Minister trumpets a potential ten billion euros worth of deals, as activists denounce the kingdom's human rights record. Why does Paris seem to be drawing closer to the Gulf States? How is it all playing it out after an Iran nuclear deal and as Russia intervenes in Syria?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Fahad NAZER

Former political analyst, Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington

Nathalie GOULET

President, Commission on jihadist networks, French Senate

Myriam BENRAAD

Research Associate, CERI Sciences Po

Didier CHAUDET

Director of foreign affairs publication, CAPE

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members, confiscating 10 million ballot...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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