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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.

Latest update : 2016-12-28

Changing world order? What 1917 could teach us about 2017 (part 1)

In today’s Debate, we turn the clocks back 100 years. In the 1917, the British pound ruled the markets, World War I brought Europe to its knees and the US embarked on the road to global superpower. Tsarist Russia was on the edge of a Bolshevik Revolution and the Ottoman Empire was the “sick man of Europe”. A changing world order then, and perhaps a changing world order now too. ‘Make America Great Again’ and Brexit: new cries for the nation-state of old?

Click here for PART TWO.


Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests


Russian Historian

Curtis YOUNG

Former chairman of the Black Caucus, Democrats Abroad

Stephen CLARKE

Author of 'Merde in Europe'

Stephen WALT

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs



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