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Latest update : 2018-02-13

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 giving money to an oil-rich nation, whose public services seem fragile and leadership corrupt. In order to keep the jihadists from returning, a real Marshall Plan is needed to restore the vitality of the country. Who owns the reconstruction and who owns the future of Iraq?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Tatiana REITER, and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ahmed RUSHDI

Foreign Policy Advisor for the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament

Omar MOHAMMED

Historian and Founder of the Blog 'Mosul Eye'

Joost HILTERMANN

Middle East Program Director, International Crisis Group

Paul MOREIRA

Documentary Filmmaker, Premières Lignes

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2018-07-18 Americas

Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president...

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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