To discuss the issue of the patriarchal system that continues to dominate in the Arab world and beyond, Sean Rose speaks to Joumana Haddad, a Lebanese poet and journalist. She is also the author of 'Superman is an Arab'.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah party is making headlines as the EU mulls whether to add the group to its list of terrorist entities. This comes after Bulgaria pointed the finger at Hezbollah for a bombing that killed 5 Israelis there last summer. For more on this issue, Marc Perelman speaks to Matthew Levitt, a former counterterrorism official with the FBI and US Treasury Department and an expert on Hezbollah.
As Tunisia continues to reel from the murder of leftist opposition leader, Chokri Belaid, the ruling Islamist party Ennahda is struggling to regain public confidence. Noted French author and academic, Gilbert Achcar, tells Annette Young why he believes Islamist political leaders across the region are set to fail at the job.
How rich is too rich if you live in the world's largest Communist country? At last count, in October, China had 113 billionaires - a quadrupling of the number in the space of just three years! Douglas Herbert speaks to China specialist Marion Zipfel about China’s "red" billionaires.
Kristalina Georgieva, who has recently come back from Mali, speaks to Marc Perelman about the need to stabilise the country’s food security situation. Already struggling to cope with several droughts, Malians now face political instability, ethnic tensions and a continuing Islamist threat that have worsened the food crisis.