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 Fatah-Hamas Agreement in the Shadow of Egypt
Leïla Seurat, Mohamed Younis, October 2017
Does the rapprochement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, drafted under the watchful eye of Egypt, have a better chance of uniting the Palestinian people than the previous attempts? This time, many factors militate in favor of a compromise, but there are still pitfalls ahead.
After the Defeat, The Arab Left on the Offensive
June 1967, an Endless Six-Day War
Nicolas Dot-Pouillard, August 2017
The defeat of the Arab armies in June 1967 did not immediately lead to the rise of the Islamist movements. During a brief period, the left filled the political void. In November, the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) came into existence, led by the National Liberation Front (...)
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 (...)