Forty years of violence: is an interafghan peace possible ?

TRANSLATION BY GUÉRIC CARDET – REVISION BY NATACHA PERRIN The Afghan conflict shows the issues foreign troups have to face when they occupy a country, in spite of their technological superiority. At the moment, recent attempts at peace negotiation between American troups in place and the Taliban have given Kabul hope of a ceasefire, while […]

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Criminology: nascent science of crimes and criminals

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Niki SO and Guéric Cardet Delinquency is a dominating concern in modern societies. Government policies face it with more or less assertiveness. Criminology is a discipline relatively new that might enlighten decision-makers in the political and professional spheres about facing issues such as delinquency and criminality. According to sociologist […]

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Les ruines de Palmyre, Syrie, 2009. Crédit andrelambo (Pixabay).

Looting Syria: “Blood antiquities”

Translated by Caroline Carden and Sarah White Over the years, Syria has been dominated by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, to name a few. The first traces of agriculture and livestock farming were found there, as well as the first alphabet. Syria has always been a crossroads of cultures, and the country’s historic legacy […]

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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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