The Elysée and « Gladio B »

Who is Alexandre Benalla ? Revealed by Le Monde, the Benalla affair has given us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the Elysée. One of Emmanuel Macron’s collaborators is a hooligan who, posing as a police officer and equipped with a police armband and a police radio, took to the streets …

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African Homeland Stories of France’s World Cup Heroes

80% of the French World Cup team is of African heritage, yet their victory in the tournament didn’t result in any increase in awareness about their homelands’ stories, which is a pity because it could have otherwise been a priceless opportunity to inform the world about what’s happening in the continent. France’s victory in the …

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New Gates to Africa: Economy Reconciles Even Decades-Long Feuds

The Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Turkey, the unrest in Iran, the civil war in Syria, the US exit from the “nuclear deal” with Tehran, the military actions in Yemen and the situation in Afghanistan attract the attention of international media. In addition, in many regions of the Middle East the situation is no less …

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‘Dehumanized, Discounted, Marginalized’: Syria’s Victors Defying Airbrushed US Narrative

The war in Syria has lasted more than seven years, bringing with it a devastation and bloodshed which has thrown a prosperous and stable Middle Eastern nation into chaos and uncertainty. In the West we are used to reading a history of such conflicts written by the victor. The imperialist narrative is the dominant one. …

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Why’s Iran So Desperate for Europe to Save the Nuclear Deal?

Iran’s insistence that Europe do more to preserve the nuclear deal suggests that it’s worried about becoming too strategically dependent on Russia in the coming future and is anxious to find a “balancing” partner before that happens. Iranian President Rouhani is in Europe trying to get the three relevant signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal …

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Australia Is Attempting to “Contain” China

Australia is attempting to tighten its vise-grip of control over the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The tiny nation has sought to strategically liberate itself in recent years by realigning closer to China as a means of “balancing” out Australia’s excessive influence, but the rapid success of this policy fed into fake news fears …

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