Open Letter from Retired Military : Plot Against the French Republic ?
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Open Letter from Retired Military : Plot Against the French Republic ?

The Yellow Vests against globalization In 2018, France was shaken by a vast popular movement, the “Yellow Vests”. Starting as a protest against the increase in gasoline prices, it very quickly appeared as a protest against the sociological effects of trade globalization: disappearance of the Western middle classes, relegation to under-equipped countryside [1]. Two weeks after…

The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke
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The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke

Togo’s Growing Geostrategic Significance Most people across the world have never heard of the narrow West African state of Togo, or if they have, then they regard it as an impoverished and geostrategically insignificant country. While it’s true that Togo is among the poorest nations in the world, its geostrategic profile is rapidly raising as…

Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers
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Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers

A strange thing happened on Friday outside Geneva, not a city you would nowadays associate with progress in the Middle East. The internationally favoured candidates for an interim government in Libya failed to get the votes of delegates at UN-backed talks.  Instead, a group of relatively less well-known leaders who, according to some, are closer to the…

Examining the Ethics & Implications of Twitter’s Censorship Policy in India
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Examining the Ethics & Implications of Twitter’s Censorship Policy in India

Twitter caused a stir by complying with the Indian government’s request to temporarily “withhold” access to dozens of accounts for users within the country in response to claims that they were “inciting violence” during the ongoing farmers’ protests, which prompts some very important ethical questions that have a few disturbing implications for the freedoms of…

The French Might Have Bombed a Wedding Party in Mali. And No One Seems to Care
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The French Might Have Bombed a Wedding Party in Mali. And No One Seems to Care

On the afternoon of 3 January, the French military deployed a Reaper drone over the village of Bounti in central Mali. The drone dropped three bombs on a dwelling in an open area outside the village, killing dozens of rebel fighters, the French military said. Hours after the attack, however, several witnesses from Bounti said…