Tony Blair became the Middle East Quartet's envoy two years ago [GALLO/GETTY]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, talks to Sir David Frost about the Middle East peace process and the challenges he faces as the envoy of the Middle East Quartet.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, June 19, 2009.

Tony Blair

 

Barack Obama's recent speech in Cairo was widely praised for renewing hopes of a breakthrough in the Middle East, only for many of those hopes to be dashed by Binyamin Netanyahu's response last weekend.

Sir David Frost asked Tony Blair, the former British prime minister and the Middle East Quartet's envoy, about those two speeches and whether they marked a turning point in the region.

Shukria Barakzai

   

Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, faces 40 challengers in August's presidential election. Two of these are women.

But will Afghanistan ever be ready for a female president and has life really changed for women in Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown?

Sir David spoke to Shukria Barakzai, a politician and women's rights campaigner, and asked her whether she was winning the struggle for women's rights.

Derren Brown

   

Derren Brown has become one of the world's most famous magicians and psychological illusionists, rivalling the likes of David Blaine and David Copperfield.

He says he is no psychic, but seems to have the power to read minds. He can also dodge bullets and make nice people do rather nasty things.

Sir David Frost talked to him about his new show, Enigma.

Martin Jacques and John Micklethwait


   

Martin Jacques, the author of When China Rules the World, says China will soon be at the centre of a new era of 'contested modernity' and is getting ready to end the global dominance of the West.

So, is this the end of the Western world as we know it? Martin Jacques joins Sir David.

As we begin the 21st century, religion is on the rise. Or so say the authors of God is Back. One of them, John Micklethwait, joins Sir David.

Source: Al Jazeera