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NATO vs Russia: Will Putin bow to Western pressure?

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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2016-12-08 Europe

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while the country's highest...

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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 2)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while the country's highest...

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2016-12-07 Asia-pacific

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-07 China

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 1)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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