WPR on France 24: The World Last Week

I had the pleasure of participating in France 24's panel discussion program, The World This Week, last Friday. The other panelists were the IHT's Anne Bagamery, AFP's Dave Clark and RTL 4's Stefan de Vries. Topics included the EU debt crisis agreement, Tunisia's elections and the emergence of democratic Islamism in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the end of NATO's mission in Libya. Part one can be found here. Part two can be found here.

It was a fun and informative discussion. I was especially surprised to learn from Stefan, who was in Brussels covering the EU summit, that for the final round of arm-twisting, the eurozone leaders hashed things out in a closed session, without the advice and insight of aids and experts -- pretty eye-opening for such complex and arcane negotiations.

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