Andrew Hussey on the legacy of France's Arab Empire

Tom Sutcliffe talks to Andrew Hussey about the often fraught relationship between France and its Arab ex-colonies, and how that plays out in the banlieues of Paris. The psychotherapist Gabrielle Rifkind recounts her experience of conflict resolution in the Middle East. While Rifkind emphases the need to understand what's happened in the past, the writer Ziauddin Sardar tries to imagine what the world would be like if we explored the future in a more systematic and scientific way.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Andrew Hussey

Andrew Hussey is Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris.


The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs is published by Granta.


Andrew Hussey

Gabrielle Rifkind

Gabrielle Rifkind is the Director of the Middle East programme at Oxford Research Group.


The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution, co-written with Giandomenico Picco, is published by I.B. Tauris.


Gabrielle Rifkind

Ziauddin Sardar

Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, broadcaster and cultural critic and Professor of Law and Society, Middlesex University.


Future: All That Matters is published by Hodder & Stoughton.


Ziauddin Sardar


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestGabrielle Rifkind
Interviewed GuestAndrew Hussey
Interviewed GuestZiauddin Sardar
ProducerKaty Hickman