It already seems old and so far away the cheerful, optimistic if not surrealist image of the unusual encounter of opposites, on June 12, 2018, on the occasion of a summit gathering in the peaceful Singaporean city-state a head of the American executive in office (Donald Trump) and the dictator...
What should we think of the spring maelstrom in which Afghanistan is struggling, more scattered and weakened than ever before? What words can be used to describe this exhausting, endless theatre of crisis where violence and ineptitude of actors drag their 35 million compatriots to the abyss? Forty years after...
The European elections have reconfigured the European Parliament and confirm the weakening of traditional parties as well as the partition of political forces. What are the possible outcomes? What impact will it have on the EU’s orientation? What can we learn from the results of this European election, which was...
India and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
“A friendship higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the Arabian Sea''; ''a bilateral relationship sweeter than honey'',''stronger than steel''... On both sides of Beijing and Islamabad, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between these two neighbours in the early 1950s, it is customary to handle superlatives and compliments without...
Africa at crossroads of a new era of economic diplomacy. The imperative of stepping out of traditional investment patterns
As China and several emerging economies continue to increase their engagement across the African continent, Europe and the United States put the emphasis on their trade and investment relations as partnerships “between equals” and of “mutual benefit”. From the new U.S. Development Finance Corporation to the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable...
Why do we need a European army ? (1/5)
On Wednesday 10 April, an extraordinary European Council was held to grant the UK additional time. President Macron and Chancellor Merkel took different positions, one in favour of a short extension to 30 June, the other in favour of a long extension of almost a year. Why such a disagreement?...
Two years after the activation by the British Prime Minister of the Lisbon Treaty’s article 50, there remains little certainty on how the United Kingdom might exit the European Union. Much still depends upon the outcome of the political process in London, the ability of the House of Commons to...
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The IARAN operating model is to create an analytical capacity in humanitarian organizations that can exploit both qualitative and quantitative methods, tools and approaches to drive strategic foresight for the sector. It is defined by several key elements, its partnership approach (which it is hoping to grow), innovation in tools and methods, and continuous learning.More
Geostrategic Observatory on Sport
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