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Arab awakening: has France mishandled the regional revolutions? (Part 2)

The French government has appeared out of touch and wrong footed by recent events in the Middle East. There’s been a series of gaffes linking the foreign minister to Tunisia’s ousted President and President Sarkozy is urging his ministers to favour France in the future, when it comes to foreign holidays. What can France do to restore its influence in the region?.

  • George KAZOLIAS, Instructor of Global Communications, American University of Paris
  • Amel BOUBEKEUR, Research Fellow, ENS and EHESS, Paris (By phone from Algiers)
  • Charles COGAN, Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), the Kennedy School, Harvard University (By satellite from Cambridge, Mass)

Program produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump has announced that his country is recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city. What is the...

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