Winter Olympic Games: true rapprochement between North and South Korea or announcement of a future confrontation ?

Lire la version française Author : Candice LABIDI. After the Second World War, Korea has been divided: The North was occupied by the USSR and the South was occupied by the US. Today, North Korea is ruled by the dictator, Kim Jong-un, son of Kim Jong-il and South Korea is a democracy with Moon Jae-in …

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The opening-up of Central Asia in progress

Lire la version française Author : Donatien BERTAUD. Translated by : Uriel N'GBATONGO. At the end of 2017, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the successor of Karimov at the presidency of Uzbekistan, manifested his will to reconnect with the other states of Central Asia. Nevertheless, the integration of the latter within a union is still a distant objective. …

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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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Does China engage in economic diplomacy ?

Lire la version française Author : Chloé BLANCH. China's huge trade surplus is no secret to anyone, and, even though was slowed, China does not stop reinvesting it outside its borders. Where has China not invested? Almost nowhere. In recent years, China has obtained the title of the 2nd largest investor in the world, or …

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Asia, the continent of growth, filled with regional tensions

Lire la version française Author : Candice LABIDI. Asia, continent of innovation and new economies, is now the center of global economy. “The main asset of this region is to be a great machine that creates wealth, whereas the European golden age is over” assured Kishore Mahbubani, former ambassador of Singapore for the United Nations. …

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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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Libyan slavery, a human panachronism in this XXIth century

Lire la version française Author : Uriel N'GBATONGO. Translated by : Donatien BERTAUD. As this new year 2018 begins, it seems important to approach a fact “revealed to the world” at the end of 2017 but still terribly part of current affairs, slave trade in Libya. Already Known and denounced for years now in the …

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Russia, or when war conceals misery

Lire la version française Author : Guillaume LANG. Translated by : Chloé BLANCH. Make Russia a great power again. Vladimir Putin's program was conceived based on this idea for his first election in March 2000. At the time, Russia was considered by Westerners as a power on the decline with no real influence in new …

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