Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The future of agriculture

Read more

REVISITED

Yalta, the symbol of a new Cold War?

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

Read more

ENCORE!

Taryn Simon, the hottest property in art photography

Read more

FOCUS

Qatar's unofficial motto: To attract at all costs

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Cognac, 'liquor of the gods'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Airbus flying high as profits soar

Read more

REPORTERS

Pakistani Taliban set their sights on police

Read more

DEBATE

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

Read more

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time. Saturday at 7.45 am.

THE INTERVIEW

THE INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-02-27

Edward Girardet, Author of ‘Killing the Cranes’

Annette Young speaks to Edward Girardet about the burning of several copies of the Koran by US military personnel in Afghanistan last week. Described as a "major error" by NATO's top military commander, the Americans say it was a mistake. In any case it has been a deadly one, resulting in violent protests and the shooting of two US soldiers. How could such an incident occur, given that it has been almost 10 years since the Americans entered the country?

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-02-25 Boko Haram

'How I escaped Boko Haram'

Ten months after fleeing Boko Haram, who seized her along with 275 other schoolgirls in an attack on a Chibok school, an 18-year-old Nigerian girl recounted her escape to FRANCE...

Read more

2015-02-23 terrorism

‘Civic engagement' key to deterring home-grown jihadists

Hussam Ayloush, from the US Council on American-Islamic Relations, talks about the stigmatisation of Muslims in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen....

Read more

2015-02-23 human rights

Malcom X’s daughter talks about his legacy, 50 years on

Malaak Shabazz is one of the six daughters of Malcolm X, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago this week. A human rights activist, she has been invited to...

Read more

2015-02-21 Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili: 'Russia is after the whole of Ukraine'

As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili was lauded in the West for his reforms, which transformed the country from an almost failed state to a model in the fight against...

Read more

2015-02-19 Islamic State (IS) group

IS group ‘will not be defeated through academics and the establishment’

The gruesome roster of atrocities committed by the terrorist group that calls itself the "Islamic State" has fostered rage, revulsion and horror in the West and elsewhere. In her...

Read more