Interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders about events and issues affecting the broader Middle East and the world
On site at a conference about Islamists in power, host Carol Castiel talks with a leading Tunisian businessman who is also a top adviser to the new prime minister of Tunisia. Mondher Ben Ayed discusses the political and economic challenges facing the interim government in the post-Ben Ali era, the importance of preserving and improving women’s rights, and the positive bilateral relationship with the United States, among other issues.
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