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The Western reaction to the Tunisian uprising has been described as hesitant and unwilling, making people in the Arab world wonder whether democracy in Tunisia will be allowed to run its full course.

Would Western powers try to influence the outcome of the Tunisian uprising if it does not serve their interests or indeed threatens them?

Inside Story with Ghida Fakhry discusses with guests: Renuad Girard, a foreign correspondent for the leading centre-right French daily newspaper, Le Figaro, and Hall Gardner, a professor of international politics at the American University of Paris.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, January 23, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera