Interviews

Ghida Fakhry conducts One-on-One interviews with top policy-makers and high-profile guests. Her recent in-depth interviews have included sit-downs with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the former President of Mexico and the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


One on One - Mahathir Mohamad

September 2018, New York

At 93, he was re-elected Prime Minister of Malaysia, having already served for 22 years. Why did Dr Mahathir Mohamad want to lead his country again? Two decades ago, he took on Western powers and the IMF, but now on a recent visit to China, he has warned of a ‘new colonialism’. A statesman who has championed Muslim causes around the world, what can he do to solve the Rohingya crisis? And what does he think of Aung San Suu Kyi?


One on One - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

August 2018, Geneva

As he prepares to step down as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein speaks to Ghida Fakhry in an exclusive interview about his four years in office, the challenges he faced and why he decided not to seek a second term. The outgoing High Commissioner also shares his thoughts on President Trump and the US’ decision to pull out of the Human Rights Council.


One on One - Felipe Calderon

March 2018, Mexico City
Border walls, trade deals and drug wars – the six years since former Mexican President Felipe Calderon left office have seen the country change dramatically. Cartel murders number in the tens of thousands, corruption is widespread, and under the Trump administration, the US and Mexico could swap their lucrative NAFTA trade arrangements for thousands of miles of border wall. Ghida Fakhry speaks with Felipe Calderon about Mexico’s place in the world, diplomacy in the era of Trump, and how the country should overcome its domestic issues.