Australia’s Refugee Policy called into question

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE Under pressure from the UN and civil protests, the Australian government has announced that child migrants and their families will be evacuated from the island of Nauru, the site of one of the country’s detention centres. Australia ‘s strict immigration policy has drawn admiration from some corners of Europe and the […]

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The Canton of Zug: The Mecca of Cryptocurrency

With its internationally recognised banking system, Switzerland is now actively embracing financial technology (fintech). The country is the birthplace of Ether – Bitcoin’s closest competitor – and was the location where the public service payments are to be made using cryptocurrency. In 2017, it hosted four of the six largest Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or […]

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The Globalisation Debate

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN This year, the sixth edition of Printemps de l’économie discussed the theme of “deglobalisation”. Economists, academics, business leaders and journalists debated the subject for four days. Alain Minc praises the benefits of globalisation in his work Happy Globalisation. However, it is a proven fact that globalisation, […]

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Mein Kampf: A Controversial New Edition

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND GENEVIEVE SILK Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical work Mein Kampf entered the public domain in 2016, and copyright laws allow its free reproduction in most countries around the world. In France, the publishing house Favard has scheduled a meeting on the topic for 2018. With over 12 million copies published in Hitler’s […]

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George Weah: From Ballon d’Or winner to President of Liberia

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 26th December 2017, George Weah succeeded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become President of Liberia, winning 61.5% of the vote. The former star striker for Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan understands the magnitude of the task facing him. The small West African nation of Liberia– […]

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One hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, the UK is still divided on the Palestinian Question

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND JOYCE CHEN The 2nd November 2017 marked one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, and Theresa May welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu to London to celebrate the occasion. It was 100 years ago, on the 2nd November 1917, that Lord Balfour published a letter announcing his government’s support for the creation of […]

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A “Wind of Change” at the Montreal Elections

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIAMH WEEKES The Montreal municipal elections took place on 5th November 2017. As the city had been governed by the liberal Denis Coderre since 2013, the narrow victory of the Projet Montréal party with 51.42% of the vote came as a real surprise. Its candidate Valérie Plante also became the […]

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365 Days after the Election of Donald Trump

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND GENEVIEVE SILK On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election victory (not of his inauguration), the IGS group has organised a conference to discuss the track record of the 45th US President. Present at the debate were Anik Cizel, a lecturer in American History and Civilisation; and Laure Mandeville, a […]

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Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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From London with hope

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND LUCY HARRIES Has London become a weakened, lifeless city? After this year’s terrorist attacks, Le Journal International has interviewed several Londoners – those who’ve lived in the city for a weekend, a year, or their whole life – to get their thoughts on life in the British capital. “First of […]

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