The fall of Aleppo: West watches as Assad and allies celebrate (part 1)
Our panel of journalists look back this week’s major turning point in the Syrian conflict: the fall of Aleppo. The carpet bombing of one of the oldest cities on the planet followed by a month-long ground offensive puts Aleppo in the same league as Homs, Guernica, Dresden and Grozny. In the US, Donald Trump’s latest cabinet picks set the tone for international relations with Russia, China and Israel. And Venezuela’s economic crisis hits a new low as Nicolas Maduro withdraws the 100-bolivar note.