Understanding the situation in Bolivia: between fraud and coup d’état

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne On November 10th, 2019, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation. Leading the country since 2006, he was becoming increasingly helpless as he was dealing with the country’s political crisis that was going on for several weeks. How has the situation in Bolivia deteriorated to this point? […]

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Is the Arctic the new El Dorado of black gold?

Translated by Marine El Hajji With global warming, new opportunities seem to be arising in the Arctic whether in terms of transportation – with the new sea routes opening ‘thanks to’ the ice melting, for example – or in terms of energy exploitation. In our economies that are extremely focused on productivism, oil is naturally the key resource. And […]

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Separatist rhetoric and health crisis: Spanish regional identities and their political rhetoric in the face of COVID-19

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne The current health crisis has forced the Spanish government to face up to its own limits, but it has also highlighted the weaknesses in the nation’s political and administrative cohesion. Spain is a country with an extremely decentralised governance system, based on the strong political independence of […]

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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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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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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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Civil liberties at stake for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN In Lebanon, an estimated 250,000 female domestic workers are immigrants. Deprived of their basic rights, returning to their home country is difficult, if not impossible. Le Journal International went to Lebanon to meet some of these women and talk to some local charities, to find out […]

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Sweden, an Exception in Europe?

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY GENEVIEVE SILK On September 9, 2018, Sweden will elect its representatives in the parliamentary elections. Long regarded as having set a political example, Sweden is no longer an exception next to its neighbor countries. The nationalist party Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden Democrats, is today the number three political force in […]

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