The Interview

Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world scholar

Since the spring of 2011 and the wave of Arab revolutions, Islamic and Arab world scholar Gilles Kepel has made several trips to the fast-changing Middle East. He witnessed disappointment among young people and met members of civil society and Islamists. His travel diary has just been published in France. Leela Jacinto meets him to discuss the current challenges facing Arab countries.