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Afrin, 'a war without images'

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Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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Latest update : 2014-09-04

Obama's strategy for ISIS: Troops, drones or diplomacy?

It's the second internet-posted beheading of a US journalist in less than a month. As with James Foley, Steven Sotloff's gruesome murder was accompanied by the same message of defiance aimed squarely at the US, forcing President Barack Obama into a war he thought he left behind for good in 2011. François Picard and his panel discuss what's next for Washington.

Programme prepared and produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Dheepthika Laurent and Chris Davis.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Douglas A. Ollivant

Senior national security fellow with the New America Foundation

Stephen Yates

Chairman of Idaho Republican Party

Pierre Conesa

Former French Defence Ministry official

Sara Daniel

International war correspondent, Le Nouvel Observateur

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2018-02-20 Syria

Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

With Bashar al-Assad sending Syrian forces to Afrin to support the Kurds against the Turkish offensive, the balance of power in the region has changed yet again. Turkish...

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2018-02-19 USA

Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

The revulsion after the latest school gun killings in the United States has shocked the world and brought a remarkable response from the children who survived the attack. They...

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2018-02-15 humanitarian action

The Oxfam scandal: How to keep predators away from the most vulnerable?

It's more than just an aid organisation that's under fire, it's an institution. The Oxfam name stands for all that's generous and altruistic about Britain. Its charity shops dot...

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2018-02-14 South Africa

South Africa political crisis: Zuma defies pressure to resign

A gentle nudge wasn't enough. So now comes the big push to oust South Africa's president of nine years. The new leadership of the ruling ANC party making it clear it will go...

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2018-02-13 Middle East

Iraq: Who will pay? High stakes, low pledges in reconstruction drive

Stakes are high at the Iraq Donor Conference hosted by Kuwait, and so is the price tag of 88 billion dollars, according to an estimate from the World Bank. Donors are wary of...

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