Seeing the “migratory crisis” differently: the Libyan case [1/3]

TRANSLATED BY CELIA GUIVARCH AND PROOFREAD BY CHARLOTTE FORD This series of three articles is the result of a year-long geopolitical research project carried out at the French Geopolitics Institute (IFG), under the supervision of Mr. Ali Bensâad, a famous researcher and Libya specialist. This nearly 150-page project is based on a dense documentary corpus […]

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Australia: the Titanic is back

TRANSLATED BY CORALIE FRACHISSE AND PROOFREAD BY CHARLOTTE FORD For the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, an Australian billionaire announced that an identical replica of the mythical luxury liner would be built. This copy would make its maiden journey… following the same route as its predecessor! Explanation of a titanic project. The […]

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Civil liberties at stake for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN In Lebanon, an estimated 250,000 female domestic workers are immigrants. Deprived of their basic rights, returning to their home country is difficult, if not impossible. Le Journal International went to Lebanon to meet some of these women and talk to some local charities, to find out […]

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Sweden, an Exception in Europe?

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY GENEVIEVE SILK On September 9, 2018, Sweden will elect its representatives in the parliamentary elections. Long regarded as having set a political example, Sweden is no longer an exception next to its neighbor countries. The nationalist party Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden Democrats, is today the number three political force in […]

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Iraq: the problematic nature of Shia militias

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER In post-Daesh Iraq, the difficult task of political reconstruction has begun. The Shia militias, who played a major role in the defeat of the Islamic State, now intend to make their mark. The regaining of territories has given way to a new, equally crucial conquest: that […]

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MiFID II: towards greater consumer protection and transparence in European financial markets

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN The Markets in Financial (MiFI) Directive was launched on 3 January 2018 throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). MiFID II – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive – completes as well as differs from its predecessor from 2007, MiFID I. The directive aims to reinforce regulation of […]

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Independence issues in France: the case of New Caledonia and Corsica

TRANSLATED BY JOHN LIU AND PROOFREAD BY NIKI SO While the international news still focuses on the independence of Catalonia and “Brexit”, demands and secessionist movements are currently troubling France and its overseas and territorial collectivities, this time regarding New Caledonia and Corsica. As the end of the decolonization process begins with the organization of […]

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Legalisation of cannabis: Canada picks up the pace

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND CARA EVANS-GILLEN On Monday 27th November 2017, the Canadian House of Commons got third reading of the C-45 Bill before being sent back to the Senate for reading. Seeking to legalise, regulate and limit the recreational use of cannabis, it is ambitious but the vote is far from unanimous. Overview […]

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The Adani group in Australia : a relationship full of conflict

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 6th June 2017, the President of the multinational company Adani announced “the official launch” of the construction of the Carmichael coalmine. The mine would be situated near the Great Barrier Reef and would be one of the biggest in the world. This project has been […]

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