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Frost Over the World
Fransisco Santos Calderon
Jemima Khan, Al Jazeera, and an optimistic view of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2007 09:10 GMT
Sir David Frost
Every week, Sir David Frost, one of the most celebrated broadcasters, offers you a programme which takes its stories and guests from every part of the globe.
 
The world's news makers will be interviewed with Sir David's incisive style.
 
Sir David will get behind the headlines and examine the decisions and policies which shape global politics today.
 
 

Coming up this week on Frost over the World:


Fransisco Santos Calderon

Fransisco Santos Calderon, the Columbian vice-
president, talks to Sir David Frost
On the margins of the Ibero-American summit in Chile, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, has been trying to negotiate a ceasfire and a release of hostages with Colombia's Farqs guerillas.
 
Fransisco Santos Calderon, the vice-president of Colombia, talks to Sir David about how despite international perception, Colombia has seen a sharp decrease in crime in recent years.
 
He says the kidnapping issue is under control in Colombia while it is growing in the rest of Latin America. Santos himself was subjected to the ordeal of being abducted by a drug cartel.
 
Santos explains how Colombia became such a breeding-ground for kidnapping: a weak state, weak and corrupt police, an underperforming judiciary, and powerful criminal organisations.
 

Jean-Michel Jarre
 
Jarre discusses the release of a reworked
version of his album Oxygene
Thirty years ago, Jean-Michel Jarre put French electronic music firmly on the map with his album Oxygene.
 
In December, Jarre releases a reworked Oxygene to mark the anniversary.
 
"The first time I recorded Oxygene was in my kitchen. So I was always frustrated with the quality of the sound. I thought that when we get high definiton sound like we have today, I'd like to replay the piece with the original instruments from the '70s but with the high definition sound to record the piece."
 
Jarre tells Sir David that the new version of Oxygene is warmer and brighter and with much better definition.
 
 
Sari Nusseibeh

Sari Nusseibeh says the Israelis and
Palestinians are 'natural allies'
Violence flared up once again amongst Palestinians last week. Fatah supporters in Gaza were marking the third anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death when they were fired on by Hamas police, leaving seven dead.
 
Sari Nusseibeh, the president of al-Quds university and a senior Fatah figure, says that Israelis and Palestinians are "natural allies".
 
Sir David asks whether Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, is over-optimistic as to the outcome of the the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Annapolis at the end of November.
 
Nusseibeh shares Abbas's optimism because "history is made by people and doesn't unfold by itself. And if Mahmoud Abbas goes to Annapolis with an open mind, and the willingness to sign a peace agreement and [Ehud] Olmert does the same then it's quite possible for the two leaders to make history".
 
Nusseibeh says Abbas should start a new electoral process. He believes he will see a Palestinian state in his lifetime.
 
Berhanu Kebede

Berhanu Kebede, the Ethiopian ambassador to
the UK, talks to Sir David
There are worrying reports from the horn of Africa indicating that another war is about to break out between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Ban Ki Moon, the UN secretary-general, has expressed alarm at the troup build-up at the border between the two countries.
 
Berhanu Kebede, the Ethiopian ambassador to the UK, says the war threat is a legitimate concern and accuses Eritrea of invading a secure zone in violation of an agreement signed at the end of the last conflict.
 
However, Kebede says he will not be provoked unless Eritrea embarks on a full-scale invasion of Ethiopia's territory. He says Ethiopia will try everything to find a peaceful resolution to the problem.
 
 
Jemima Khan

Jemima Khan talks to Sir David about the
arrest and detention of her former husband
Earlier this week, Pakistani police arrested the leader of the Movement for Justice party, Imran Khan.
 
Jemima Khan joins Sir David to give the latest developments on her former husband's arrest on state terrorism charges, a non-bailable offence that carries the death penalty.
 
She explains that she had an inkling he would be seized in order to prevent him from organising opposition protests against Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president.
 
Jemima was surprised at the brutality of the arrest and the conditions of Khan's detention in solitary confinement, access to visitors or lawyers being denied.
 
From London, she coordinates support for Imran by organising rallies and appealing to the international community to put pressure on Musharraf.
 
Marwan Bishara

Al Jazeera's senior political analyst reflects on
a year of Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is a year old and our senior political analyst Marwan Bishara goes over the channel's initial objectives and how they have been achieved in the last 12 months of being on air.
 
The successful model of the Arabic channel was internationalised and brought to audiences outside the Middle East.
 
The English channel filled a void in satellite television news, brought cultural diversity and became "the voice of the voiceless".
 
Al Jazeera's goal for the next year? Bishara says it is "to do more of the same, but better".
 
 
Frost Over The World airs at 18:00GMT every Friday on Al Jazeera English and is repeated during the week.
 
This episode of Frost Over The World aired from November 16, 2007
 

 
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