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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.

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Latest update : 2014-03-06

Shifting sands in the Middle East: Will Russia stay the course in Syria? (part 2)

The US and Russia came together in Paris at a conference in Lebanon, where the spillover from the Syrian war means at least a million refugees have crossed the border. Adding to that are tensions among Gulf states over Islamist rebels in Syria. François Picard and his panel look at whether the standoff over Ukraine will change Moscow's stance on Syria and what impact Gulf tensions are having on those in Syria and Lebanon.

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Emma Suleiman

Communications Consultant; Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Ardavan Amir Aslani

International Lawyer, Middle East specialist

Hicham Jaber

Head of the Middle East Center for Studies & Political Affairs

David Roberts

Lecturer at Kings College London

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Vladimir Putin

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 1)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

SPECIAL: US and Cuba Normalise Relations

'Todos somos Americanos'. That was the US President Barack Obama's message as he and Cuban president Raul Castro hailed a new chapter in US relations with Cuba. In simultaneous...

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2014-12-16 attacks

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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