Aung San Suu Kyi: from greatness to misery

Translated by Meyriam Bouali, proofread by Natacha Perrin On 11 December, 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi defended Myanmar at the International court of justice, minimized the Rohingya’s genocide allegations and justified army’s abuses. How could we explain Aung San Suu Kyi position, which for a long time was praised for her human rights defense? Aung […]

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Treedom: 10 years of commitment for the environment

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Lauren Valentine In 2010, Treedom was brought to the market in Florence with an ambitious project: selling real trees from a distance, allowing the buyer to keep track of their development. Ten years later, what are the results and the prospects? ”It was during the years when Facebook’s […]

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StopCovid: An unreachable objective?

Translated by Meyriam Bouali, proofread by Charlotte Borne The government faces issues related to the tracing app mentioned by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, during his speech on 13 April, 2020. The Franco-German researchers who are responsible for developing the app, called « StopCovid », answered to some questions from thousands of Europeans on Saturday 18 April. […]

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Turkey: « zero problem with neighbours » policy during the Covid-19 pandemic

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Guéric Cardet On April 21st, Turkey had registered 90 980 Covid-19’s cases and 2 140 deaths, what ranks the country 7th worldwide in terms of confirmed cases. The domestic crisis management carried out by the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) is strongly criticised by the opposition and is considered […]

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World poetry: An die Freude, Friedrich von Schiller (2)

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne In ‘World Poetry’, discover a piece of poetry accompanied by a brief analysis. This month, it’s the turn of ‘Ode to Joy’, written in 1785 by Friedrich von Schiller.   The poet Born in 1759 and deceased in 1805, Friedrich von Schiller is a German writer, philosopher […]

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The (corona)virus in cyber world : Triangular link

Recently, one observation emerged: phishing messages play on the fear of viruses. There are three angles, economic, financial and social, which refer to Inter-Country Ties, one of the features of Cyber Diplomacy that can constitute a link between the cyber world and the (corona)virus. CYBER ? To decipher clearly these terms by restating their basic […]

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Sameblod. Crédits : Sophia Olsson NORDISK FILMS

The Sami, Europe’s indigenous people in the search of their identity

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Natacha Perrin The Sami people have lived in northern Europe for thousands of years, yet their history is often overlooked. The Swedish film director and screenwriter Amanda Kernell is giving back its voice to the Sami people by diving into their history in her film Sami blood (Sameblod), that […]

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Coronavirus in Morocco: drastic measures to stem the pandemic

Translated by Marine El Hajji As of Wednesday 1st April 2020, 6 p.m., 654 cases have been confirmed infected with the virus in Morocco according to the Moroccan Ministry of Health. 29 people were confirmed recovered, while 39 were confirmed deceased, according to this source. The Moroccan government took a set of measures aimed at […]

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