Author: Maelys Chanut

What Prospects For Afghanistan In 2021?

2021 will be pivotal for numerous conflicts around the globe. Donald Trump’s era of erratic foreign policy is ending. The economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to fully unfold. The state of the environment has become even more precarious around the globe. These and other political, economic, social,

Read More »

Taking The Violent Demolition Of A Makeshift Camp In Paris As A Point Of Entry To The Debate Around Undocumented Migrants In France

  Indignation in light of hundreds of migrants’ coercive displacement     On the night of the 24th of November, national security forces dismantled 500 tents set up by undocumented migrants on the Place de la République in Paris. A week before, a similar dismantlement of the Seine-Saint-Denis camp had left

Read More »

EU Agency Frontrex Accused Of Violation Of International Laws

An investigation released by various international media sources on 24th October denounces illegal practices of Greek coast guards, mostly associated with alleged pushback of refugee claimants. Claims that some of these operations involved the EU border agency, Frontex, have been denied by both EU forces and the Greek government. This

Read More »

Challenging The Perceived Intrinsic Value Of Holding Peaceful Presidential Elections In CAR To Rehabilitate Their Instrumental Value For Long-Term Peace-Building

CAR’s elections amid intrastate violence  In the Central African Republic (CAR), the presidential race for elections planned for December 27th unfolds against a backdrop of ongoing intrastate violence and various reports of a confrontation between rebel groups. Despite delays in voter registrations and demands from the opposition to postpone the

Read More »

Disrupted Balance Of Power In Taiwan Strait

On the 17th of September, the U.S. Under Secretary Keith Krach’s official visit to Taiwan for a memorial service crystallized existing tensions between the autonomous island and its powerful neighbor China, which has, in reaction, sent warplanes to breach the Taiwan Strait median line. This escalation of hostilities can be

Read More »

Armenian-Azeri Clashes

Since Sunday night, violent clashes have been taking place between the Armenian and Azeri military forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as each side accuses the other of having started the hostilities. Current situation: facts and claims In terms of casualties, the conflict is at the highest point since

Read More »