Buenos Aires, from Kirchner to Macri, part 2 : The ‘before and after’ of a Latin American capital

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND LUCY HARRIES Over a year ago, in December 2015, the current President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, was replaced by Cristina Kirchner. A transition from left to right, the reopening of the markets… political change that pleases the international players. An analysis of the capital, Buenos Aires. Previously on this file […]

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Buenos Aires, from Kirchner to Macri, part 1 : The ‘before and after’ of a Latin American capital

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN Over a year ago, in December 2015, the current president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, replaced by Cristina Kirchner. A transition from left to right, the reopening of the markets… a political change that pleases the international players An analysis taken from the capital, Buenos Aires. At the end […]

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The hidden face of the Syrian revolution

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Sciences Po Strasbourg’s Cultural Policy and Management Masters program, in partnership with La Filature’s Festival Les Vagamondes (a performing arts theatre in Mulhouse, France), organized a public discussion with Syrian graphic artist Sana Yazigi about her “Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution” project […]

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On the ruins of the Soviet youth’s memories

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND SI YUI KO The Soviet setup accorded an important role to the education of future citizens, which in turn led to the organizing of holiday camps. Discover what Soviet childhood was like and the end of an ideology through a trip in the holiday camps of the Minsk region, in […]

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Photo de bannière : façade du Zhogorku Kengesh, le Parlement kirghiz, Bichkek. Crédit hja1306 (Pixabay).

High stake referendum for Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan

TRANSLATED BY BENJAMIN SCHOEB AND NAJWA WAHBI On December 11th 2016, 80 % of Kirghiz voters, from a turnout of 42 %, declared themselves in favor of constitutional changes, granting more power to both the Prime Minister and the President. In a region where both China and Russia have interests, Kirghizstan’s internal stability is crucial. […]

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The end of swiss banking secrecy

TRANSLATED BY NAJWA WAHBI AND CAROLINE CARDEN Following the rift created by the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), the Swiss Confederation’s banking secrecy is once again put to the test. The Automatic Exchange of Banking Information (AEOI) entered into force on January 1st. Three years ago, the FATCA challenged a fundamental principle of the […]

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