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NATO vs Russia: Will Putin bow to Western pressure? (part 2)

It's been billed as the most important NATO summit in two decades. Just as NATO ponders a permanent force for eastern Europe and reconsiders Kiev's application to join, Russia is suddenly now talking up the prospects of a political solution when talks resume Friday in Belarus' capital. François Picard and his panel discuss the importance of this summit and just whether the prospect of a solution will steal some of NATO's thunder.

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

By François PICARD

Our guests

Joachim Bitterlich

Former German Ambassador to NATO

Kurt Volker

Former United States Permanent Representative to NATO

Thornike GORDADZE

Former Minister of European Integration for Georgia

Jacques Myard

UMP Member of Parliament (France) and Member of the Foreign Affairs Commission

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2017-02-23 USA

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is that...

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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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