WPR on France 24: The World Last Week

I had the pleasure of taking part in France 24's panel discussion program, The World This Week, on Friday. The other guests were Matthew Saltmarsh of the IHT, Billie O'Kadameri of Radio France International and Simon Kuper of Financial Times. The discussion focused on events in Libya, but we also covered Ivory Coast and the resignations of former French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie and former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodore zu Guttenberg. Part one can be found here. Part two can be found here.

I recommend the discussion on Libya in particular, because Billie O'Kadameri offered some very useful insights into the African element of what's going on there. I was also able to further develop some of the themes I've been discussing in terms of the Arab Uprising and the West's crisis of legitimacy. I have some more thoughts on that that I'll try to post here soon, but for now, this is the best I've managed to formulate what I think is at stake here.

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