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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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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What is left of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER The year is 2012, and it is the inauguration of the newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Just a year later he is impeached and replaced by general Al-Sissi, who restores the military dictatorship. This marks the beginning of a severe repression that aims to eradicate the […]

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The Hirak: looking back at a year of social unrest in Morocco

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY JOYCE CHEN The leaders of the “Hirak” movement are currently on trial in Casablanca. The movement in question, founded a year ago, has brought to light the developmental delays of certain regions in northern Morocco. Furthermore, it has increased freedom of speech, despite harsh repression by the authorities. […]

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