Black, muslims and LGBT candidates at the Congress : Trump’s worst nightmare comes true

Author : Antoine Mika         Translator : Ny Aina Ramangasalama Lire la version française  Langue originale : Français This last 6th of November were the US mid-terms. These elections take place every two years, in order to renew 1/3 of the senate and the whole house of representatives: 435 seats. Generally, these elections …

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China: A Great Leap in the Wrong Direction

Author :   Eléa Fantini           Translator : Ryan Campbell Lire la version française In July 2017, imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo died due to complications from liver cancer. Xiaobo was a political dissident critical of the Communist regime in China. His death drew worldwide attention to Beijing's growing disregard for …

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China’s Influence in the Sub-Saharan Region – A Strategic Partnership?

Authors :  Caspar Lotz and Naëlia Foky         Translator : Naëlia Foky Langue originale : Anglais Lire la version française Although Western Europe has been the significant pole of influence in Africa for centuries, it seems that China is now taking over. There is no denying that besides opening its markets, China has …

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Syria bombings: A legitimate decision, yet illegal?

Lire la version française Author and translator: Candice Labidi On Saturday 14th April, United States, France and United Kingdom launched their missiles on Syria. They targeted the production and storage site of chemical weapons. This raid was a shock wave in the International Community: Was-it legal? Was it legitimate? What is the position of the …

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Russia surprise in the wake of the elections?

Lire la version française Author: Donatien Bertaud. Translated by: Uriel N'Gbatongo « Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others » said Churchill. This is what Vladimir Putin understood for his march toward an absolute domination of the Russian political panorama. Winning elections is a good thing. But winning elections without any risk of losing …

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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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The promising Indian economy: a growth without women ?

Lire la version française Author : Chloé BLANCH. Indeed, the Indian economy is very promising, not only because its growth is so strong that it has exceeded China’s, but mainly because its many weaknesses have been consolidated in recent years. From 2012 to 2014, its financial fragility, noticed through a 2-digit inflation and an increase …

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