France is poised to extend its state of emergency, and announced it won’t permit mass demonstrations during next month’s climate talks in Paris–we’ll go live to Paris to get a sense of what the clampdown looks like. Then, a look at the fate of refugees fleeing Syria: we’ll talk to an attorney who works with refugees in the US about what’s changed since the Paris attack, and a political analyst who says turning away Syrian refugees is exactly what the Islamic State wants the west to do.
- Tony Cross, currently reporting for the English-language website of Radio France Internationale; posts longers dispatches at theravingreporter.com
- Lina Baroudi, staff attorney at the Arab Resource and Organizing Center who works with Syrian refugees
- Nader Atassi, Syrian-American political researcher and writer