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François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend a Gulf Cooperation Council summit. What does it say about Hollande? He ran as a socialist and champions human rights but is prepared to do business with regimes that are big on the death penalty, won't let women drive, and who have shown a patchy record in stopping the financing of terrorism.

Produced and prepared by Cécile Khindria and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Olivier DA LAGE

Journalist, Radio France Internationale

François NICOULLAUD

Former French Ambassador to Iran

Theodore KARASIK

Geopolitical analyst on Gulf Affairs

Tony BADRAN

Research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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2017-12-13 Africa

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2017-12-12 environment

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2017-12-11 Middle East

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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