Maelys Chanut


About Maelys Chanut

Maelys Chanut is pursuing a B.-A. at McGill University with joint honors components in Political Science and International Development Studies at McGill University. Her academic domain of interest and her practical field experiences pertain to issues linked to international relations of civil conflicts and refugee migration crisis.

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, […]

The United Nations logo, in blue, is superimposed on an outline of Afghanistan. The abbreviation "UNAMA" is written below.

Why The Protests Of Farmers In India Matter Domestically And Internationally

Farmers in India have been protesting for over a month in the wake of the government’s announcement of three laws changing price and market regulations on crops and agricultural yields. The protests, originating around New Delhi, have been joined by neighbouring states such as Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. The […]


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 […]


Lack Of Financial Aid Money Sets Off A “Countdown To Catastrophe”

In Yemen, this year’s foreign aid inflows were only one-third of last years’ funds, despite an increase in threats to human security tied to famine prospects. As of early October, the UN had received $1.3 billion in Yemeni aid,  which was about 40% percent of its estimates for operations is […]


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 […]


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 […]


Hostages Released From Northern Mali: Negotiating With Terrorists, A Conceivable Solution?

On the 8th of October, four hostages from France, Italy and Mali were released by armed groups in Mali. French aid worker Sophie Pétronin landed on Friday in Paris after almost four years in captivity. Mali opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé, kidnapped in March, was also released, alongside Italian hostages Father Pierluigi […]


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 […]