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.