Drug use in sports

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki The Pnyx show: drug use in sport Listen to Pnyx weekly, the radio show discussing international news brought to you by the Journal International. In this episode, we focus on the use of drugs in sports. On Friday 12th March 2021, Richard Freeman, the former doctor of the […]

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Is lockdown an enhancer of creativity?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Almost all of us went through lockdown in 2020. It was stressful and difficult for some, beneficial and productive for others. It forced us to rethink everyday life. While the health care staff were, and remain, on the front lines responding to an increasing number of COVID-19 […]

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What solutions for “invisible children” in Africa?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki “166 million children under-five years of age have never been officially declared globally”, warned UNICEF in 2019. Even if the number of registered births has gone up by 20% in 10 years, it remains particularly low in Africa. Ethiopia only has 3% of its registered births, Zambia […]

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Wave of arrests overwhelms opposition in Hong Kong

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki These days, COVID-19 is not the only thing that is making noise about China. Even though it is hard to put in place international sanctions, China is widely criticized because of its domestic affairs regarding the masse imprisonment and enslavement of the Uyghur population, but also regarding […]

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The riot of the Capitol at the center of American history

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki The chronicle of Recherches internationales Let us briefly recall the facts of the events on January 6, 2021, in the capital of the United States: a rioting mob of the extreme right, worked up into a frenzy by Trump who was still the president at the time, managed […]

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Is denunciation a cure for Covid-19 in South Korea?

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki   Tracking down any incivility, spying on your neighbor, reporting breaches: denunciation is a common practice in South Korea. Encouraged in everyday life since the beginning of the 2000s, it has not been slowed down by Covid-19, in fact it is quite the contrary. This practice is […]

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Our personal data: we should stop giving it away

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Célia Courteix “Accept cookies”, “accept the general terms and conditions of use”. Every day we accept them, but few actually read or look into these well-known cookies and conditions. On closer inspection, you would be amazed at how much data our small technological devices collect. If you had to […]

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The Canary Islands route: European migration policy in question

Translated by Margot Daniele, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Situated off the north-west coasts of the African continent, the Canary Islands have been welcoming migrants since the end of summer 2020. At the time of the closing of the Gibraltar Strait, the new migratory route is catalyzing debates to be held about European management in times […]

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What does the future hold for the American multilateralism?

(Français) Face à un monde en morceaux, le secrétaire général des Nations-Unies, António Guterres, préconise le multilatéralisme. Pourtant, ce n’est pas la voie que Donald Trump, actuel président des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, a emprunté durant son mandat.
La notion de « multilatéralisme » est récente car elle s’introduit dans le vocabulaire américain en 1948 : jusqu’alors on parlait d’« action concertée » ou d’« action collective ». Elle désigne un mode de relations interétatiques visant à établir des règles communes. Autrement dit, un Etat s’inscrit dans une logique multilatérale lorsqu’il privilégie la concertation dans les relations internationales.
A l’approche des élections présidentielles américaines, l’avenir du multilatéralisme n’a jamais été aussi incertain.

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Denis Mukwege, a dedicated man

Translated by Charlotte Rossi, proofread by Marie Peltomäki Denis Mukwege, a doctor and evangelical pastor, has been a human rights activist since 1983. He has been helping sexually abused women for more than thirty years in the hospital of Panzi, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was awarded several prizes for his […]

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