In his latest book published in French, Walid Pharès points out the many mistakes made by the West since the Arab revolutions. Taken by surprise by the uprisings, Western leaders failed to support civil society, youth movements and the moderate opposition that were at the heart of the protests, allowing them to be overshadowed by well-organised Islamists. He speaks to France 24’s Eduardo Cue.
In an interview with FRANCE 24's François Picard, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said domestic politics played a role in the boycott by Indian PM Manmohan Singh of this week's Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka, amid a row over Colombo's human-rights record.
France 24 speaks to the head of the largest educational and cultural organisation in the Muslim world. ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri charts ways to improve mutual understanding between Islam and the West, placing emphasis on the role of education.
Noreena Hertz is a best-selling author and academic, described by The Observer as one of the world’s leading thinkers. Her latest book, "Eyes Wide Open", empowers readers to become confident and wise decision-makers in a confusing world.
This week, German authorities announced the discovery of more than 1,400 artworks plundered by the Nazis. Among the works are 20th century masterpieces by Chagall, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse and Picasso. Why did the German authorities wait so long to go public with the news? And why are they now refusing to publish a full list of the works? Douglas Herbert puts these questions to Christina Kott, a historian and senior lecturer at Panthéon-Assas University here in Paris.