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New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-07-12

Tillerson to the Rescue: US Secretary of State in Qatar Crisis Mediation

Can Rex Tillerson's first big mediation effort bear fruit? The new US Secretary of State is trying to play peacemaker between Qatar and a quartet of angry Saudi-led neighbours. Qatar has signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to cooperate in the fight against terrorism. "Not enough," say the Saudis. If Tillerson's going to have a shot at diffusing tensions, he’ll need support from his boss, who so far has seemed to side with Saudi Arabia.

Produced by Michele BARBERO, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Omar ASHOUR

Senior Lecturer of Security Studies at University of Exeter

Allison WOOD

Middle East and North Africa analyst, Control Risks in Dubai

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2017-08-22 Afghanistan war

New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

The longest war in US history just got longer. Donald Trump had long been skeptical of US military involvement in Afghanistan, which he once called a complete waste. But on...

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2017-08-21 Islamic State (IS) group

What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

The fight against the Islamic State group in the Middle East does seem to be working. Isis has already lost its home base of Mosul in Iraq. And is now facing an...

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2017-08-18 Spain

Spain attacks - Can Europe prepare for vehicle-ramming terror attacks?

The terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils this week are the latest in a string of vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe. Do Europeans need to be better prepared for this kind of...

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tensions: How far should freedom of speech be stretched?

US President Donald Trump has sparked fury after calling some of the participants in the racist Charlottesville rally “very fine people”, blaming also the anti-racist protestors...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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