The Debate - After Bibi: What next for Israel?
It feels like, in Israeli politics, it ain’t over, even when it is over. Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated his onetime chief of staff after Naftali Bennett ended Bibi's record-breaking 12 year stint as the country's longest serving prime minister.
The Debate - Changing of the guard: Northern Ireland status quo upended by Brexit?
Which way do the political winds blow in Northern Ireland? The centennial of the decision to remain in the United Kingdom has been overshadowed by the infighting within the Democratic Unionist Party of the now outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster, pushed out by her own rank and file.
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The Debate - Breaking the silence on incest: How France is facing up to the unspeakable
France is reeling from claims and revelations of incest. It began with a book of Camille Kouchner, the sister of an alleged victim – her own twin brother – abused sexually throughout his teens by his stepfather, political scientist Olivier Duhamel. It has blown the lid off a massive social problem.
The Debate - Covid-19 vaccine race: Are the jabs becoming political?
The race for the Covid vaccine has entered the next phase. And things appear to be getting political. There are several vaccines in circulation right now, but only two cleared for use in the EU. And there is now a shortage of vaccines across the bloc and high level anger.
The Debate - Hard times for students: Depression, poverty, isolation under Covid-19 lockdown
The Covid-19 pandemic equals hard times for students. We discuss the impact of lockdown measures on their education and health. There has been a large demonstration in Paris this Tuesday, with students calling for access to their campuses and a more normal type of educational experience.
The Debate - Stable democracy? America after the storming of the Capitol
Is America's legacy in doubt? The world's most powerful nation has been a stable democracy for most of the better part of two centuries. As the planet awakens to images of the first storming of the US Capitol since the British did it in 1812, there are those who will focus on security lapses...
The Debate - US election certification: Unprecedented bid to overturn presidential result
Is it all just a bit of political theater by Trump loyalists or is it a coup attempt? Welcome to a special edition as we cover what is up to now always been a ceremonial formality. The U.S. Congress' certification of the presidential winner. Some Republicans vow to contest Joe Biden's victory.
The Debate - All over soon? New Covid-19 strains raise uncertainty
With vaccines comes the promise of light at the end of tunnel. That said, it is always safer to manage expectations. The UK returns to its strictest lockdown since the spring, Germany and France extend confinement measures. Will vaccines be enough?
The Debate - Not fast enough: How to speed up rollout of Covid-19 vaccine?
If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, may 2021 be the year we won the race to save lives. Every vulnerable person inoculated against the coronavirus is a small victory en route to the day when herd immunity will get the better of Covid-19. So why are the French so slow out of the starting blocks?