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Latest update : 2018-05-22

From Foe to Friend? The makeover of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr

It's time to form a government now that Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition has won the Iraqi election. The one-time archnemesis of US-led forces in Iraq fled to Iran after his sectarian militia was run out of Baghdad a decade ago. The cleric is back with a reformist agenda drawing in seculars and the left. Is his "Iraq first" message for real? Between US troops in Iraq training the national army and Tehran funding Shiite militias, who will hold sway with the next government?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Dr Abbas KADHIM

Senior fellow on foreign policy, SAIS John Hopkins University

Borzou DARAGAHI

Contributor, France 24

Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Editor, France 24

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2018-10-22 Debate

The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

Will Donald Trump defy the odds again like in 2016 when the polls got it oh so wrong? Two weeks ahead of the US midterm elections, the president has honed a simple narrative:...

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2018-10-18 Debate

India's #MeToo moment: Why women are now calling out sexual harassment

A watershed moment for India's #MeToo movement. Only it's not he says, she says, but rather he sues, they come forth. Distinguished newspaperman and academic M.J. Akbar says he's...

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

The Irish border is the biggest hurdle at a deadline summit on concluding the terms of divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union. As a safeguard in case there's...

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Can Mohammed bin Salman ride out the storm? The Saudi crown prince is defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over...

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