Jerusalem: the thrice holy city and bone of contention in the Middle East

Lire la version française Author: Clara CHPOUN. Translated by:  Ny Aina RAMANGASALAMA. Last December, the President of the United States of America Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, jeopardizing an already stalled peace process. “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”[1]were the words pronounced by Donald …

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An Iranian upheaval, between popular claims and external confrontations

Lire la version française Author : Clara CHPOUN. Since the 28th of last December, Iran falls prey to a massive popular discontent. The country has known 5 days of demonstrations, the violence of which caught the world in shock[1]. The people of Iran are demanding the recovery of an economy affected by the Western sanctions …

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Trump : an un-happy First year anniversary?

Lire la version française Author : Ny Aina RAMANGASALAMA. Translated by : Clara CHPOUN.  “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger …

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Environment : convince or alarm ?

Lire la version française Author : Ny Aina RAMANGASALAMA. Translation by : Clara CHPOUN. The urgency of protecting the environment is not recent. Back in the Age of Enlightenment, the author Chateaubriand had this to say : “Forests came before mankind, deserts will follow”. This French political figure was already stressing the undeniable impact of …

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Vénézuela : l’image d’une Amérique latine en crise

Auteur : Clara CHPOUN. Pays rentier ayant les plus grandes réserves de pétrole au monde, le Venezuela connaît depuis plusieurs mois une crise politique et économique sans précédent. A la tête du pays, Nicolás Maduro cristallise une impopularité inédite contrastant avec le culte de la personnalité dont jouissait son prédécesseur Hugo Chávez. Avec un taux …

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Donald Trump et sa politique étrangère imprévisible

Auteur : Clara CHPOUN. Investi le 20 janvier 2017 à la Présidence des Etats Unis d’Amérique, Donald Trump a créé la surprise en succédant à Barack Obama. Candidat atypique et clivant, il pensait donner une nouvelle dynamique à la politique américaine en adoptant des positions fortes, voire même provocantes, afin de marquer l’opinion et à …

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