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Lebanon pays price for conflict between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah

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'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

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Druids protest alcohol ban

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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 : 2014-09-04

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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2016-05-02 Iraq

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada Al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-29 Venezuela

Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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