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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LGBT people and political dissidents murdered by fundamentalists in Bangladesh [1/2]

TRANSLATED BY GENEVIEVE SILK AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK In a country where the vast majority of the population is Muslim and where Islamic extremism is steadily gaining popularity, LGBT people, atheists, and other ‘undesirables’ are an easy target for Islamic fundamentalists. For several years the murders have been piling up. On 25th April 2016, […]

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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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Carnaval de Barranquilla: the forgotten carnival

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK The carnival of Barranquilla, held in February, is the second largest carnival in Latin America after Rio de Janeiro, a great source of pride to its city of origin in Colombia, and an occasion for visitors and locals to share an intense cultural experience together. The […]

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Ghouta’s ordeal told on social networks.

TRANSLATED BY BENJAMIN SCHOEB AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK Inhabitants of the Eastern Ghouta, one of the last rebel strongholds in Syria, are using social media platforms to report their ordeal. Bombed by Bashar Al Assad’s military aircrafts, besieged, exposed to shortage of food, water and to the proliferation of diseases, it seems like the […]

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