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Latest update : 2017-03-01

Spending blitz: Trump unveils $54 billion hike in the military spending (part 2)

Why the huge hike in defense spending? That's the 54-billion dollar question ahead of Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress. The new US president ran as the nominee of a Republican party that had mostly been against big spending ever since the Iraq war blew up the national budget. How will his plans go down with Tea Party supporters, and what exactly are his plans?

Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Yi SONG and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Dominique TRINQUAND

Former Head, French UN Military Mission

Oubai SHAHBANDAR

Former Senior Advisor, Department of Defense

Steven GRUNDMAN

Director for Emerging Defense Challenges at the Atlantic Council

Ashley ANSARA

Executive Member, American Middle East Coalition for Democracy

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2018-01-18 Americas

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

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2018-01-17 Europe

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

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Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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