Governments across the world are cracking down on tax havens, but some of those very same governments are equally touting their countries as offshore financial centres. Annette Young talks to John Christensen, director of the Tax Justice Network, about how these nations, such as Britain, are suffering from what he calls the "financial curse", where their oversized financial sectors ironically hinder economic growth.
Who has the loudest voice of the fragmented Syrian opposition? How strong is the Muslim Brotherhood? Raphaël Lefevre, a specialist in political Islam and Syria who has just published a book entitled “Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria", shares his thoughts with France 24’s Annette Young.
Vali Nasr, author of "The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat" and a former senior US State department policy advisor, tells Marc Perelman about what he considers America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.
British journalist Peter Gumbel, the author of "France's Got Talent: The woeful consequences of French elitism" speaks to François Picard about the French "grandes écoles", or elite institutions of higher learning. At a time when France is struggling to maintain its place in the world, Peter Gumbel believes that its pervasive culture of elitism is a handicap, not an advantage.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi sits down with France 24 Sports Editor Dan Levy to discuss David Beckham's retirement and a possible future role for him at the club, the violence that marred the Ligue 1 title celebrations in Paris, whether coach Carlo Ancelotti will leave, summer transfer targets, and why PSG was the right club in which to invest.