The Republic of Artsakh’s pursuit for international recognition

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 13 February this year, the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, or ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’, celebrated 30 years of a liberation movement for their territory, which has an area of 11,430 square kilometres and 150,000 inhabitants. This territory borders Armenia and de facto belongs to the nation, but de […]

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A spike in optimism for the European Union but no referendum

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES From France’s stance, there is a general feeling of euphoria upon reading several newspapers. It is as if the election of Emmanuel Macron, the ‘new European leader’, had resolved the European Union’s problems. Is “Brexit” forgotten? Have unemployment and the Far Right disappeared? Is terrorism behind […]

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Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: madness or a pragmatic move by Donald Trump?

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the relocation of the Tel Aviv US Embassy to the “holy city”, the US president has poked the bear in the international community. The Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Research and Studies (iReMMO) organized a […]

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George Weah: From Ballon d’Or winner to President of Liberia

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 26th December 2017, George Weah succeeded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become President of Liberia, winning 61.5% of the vote. The former star striker for Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan understands the magnitude of the task facing him. The small West African nation of Liberia– […]

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South Sudan: UNICEF warns about abductions of children by armed groups

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI, PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN Independent since 9th July 2011, the world’s youngest state – where the average age is 17- is experiencing a devastating civil war stemming from an internal struggle within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), who has governed the country since its independence. The party opposes the South […]

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Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Pierre-Alix PajotAmoureux de ma Bretagne et des Balkans.

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