Electoral Farce in Egypt
Alain Gresh, 23 March
Seven years after the revolution that brought down President Hosni Mubarak, a lead weight fell on Egypt. And the elections are nothing more than a farce.
On March 26 and 28 Egyptians will be called to the polls to choose the President of the Republic. If we had to describe in one word a (...)
Meral Akşener, a Woman against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
A Reformer or a Turkish Marine Le Pen?
Matthieu Eynaudi, Max-Valentin Robert, November 2017
On 25 October 2017, Meral Akşener founded a new group, “The Good Party” (Iyi Parti). The former Minister of Home Affairs is often compared with Marine Le Pen and might be seen as an alternative to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, capable of appealing to voters beyond the nationalist electorate in the 2019 (...)
A Macron Tale: The Story of a Perfect Champs Elysees Recipe
Jean-Bernard Beauregard, June 2017
Part I: A long, vain introduction
Let me start with a vain introduction.
I am French.
Worse, I belong to the Parisian middle-class.
After needing 10 years to realize human life is theoretically possible outside of Paris and 10 more to realize it actually exists, I left Paris, and have lived (...)
Iran. Economic Challenges for the Re-Elected President
Hamzeh Arabzadeh, May 2017
Hassan Rouhani was re-elected president with a score of 57% on 19 May of this year. The perspectives of an economy open to the rest of the world which he propounds seem more convincing than the often very rash promises his conservative opponents made to attract the poor. The fact remains that (...)
Trump Disturbing Security Advisor
“Fear of Muslims is rational”
Joe Stork, November 2016
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Thomas Flynn, appointed by Donald Trump to be his National Security Advisor, distinguished himself by Islamophobic statements and his conviction that the United States is engaged in a world war against allied islamists in Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea. (...)