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As Reliable as Kalashnikovs

Helmut Sorge

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When Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez tested positive for COVID-19 on his 62nd birthday, April 2, 2021 it might not have seemed unusual...

ADEL Portrait : Richard Seshie

Sabine Cessou

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This young Ivorian entrepreneur, who has spent 7 years abroad, has moved back home in 2015 to head the local NGO 35.35. Since July 2021, he has...

Control of the Nile

Helmut Sorge

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The Nile is a monster, at 6,650 kilometers the longest river on the planet. Control of its waters has kept rulers in power for thousands of years...

Ocean of Tears

Helmut Sorge

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Abdelhak Bassou is one of the leading national and African security experts. He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and a...

OPEP, OPEP+ et Afrique

Francis Perrin

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L’actualité pétrolière très chargée de ces derniers mois a mis sur le devant de la scène une entité appelée OPEP+. Ce nom est aujourd’hui...

Africa for Africans

Helmut Sorge

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Pan-Africanism is a dream that never dies. A project of African politicians, united in a vision, as old as the settled Africa, which liberated...

Driven Towards Wealth or Despair

Helmut Sorge

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Elon Musk, owner of the electric car company Tesla, declared in February that his company would accept the digital currency Bitcoin, as a payment...

Outsourcing Violence

Helmut Sorge

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They did not know who the fighters were; the Turkic-language speaking citizens did not understand a word they said. Sure, they were the enemy,...

A Gruesome Picture

Helmut Sorge

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The German town of Dinslaken, roughly 70,000 residents, has not really made a mark on history, but the former coal mining community still managed...

Generous Gesture

Helmut Sorge

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The Policy Brief ‘Pandemic, Preparedness, Morocco, and Africa’ by Uri Dadush provoked a personal reaction: Morocco may never be crowned football’s...

Biden’s Surprises

Uri Dadush

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Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. elections was widely anticipated, and much of what has happened since he took office on January 21 has conformed...

Incapacité à converger

Uri Dadush

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Les revenus sur la rive Sud de la Méditerranée sont de l'ordre d'un cinquième à un tiers de ceux de la rive Nord, des ratios qui n'ont pas...

Failure to Converge

Uri Dadush

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Incomes on the southern shores of the Mediterranean are about one-fifth to one-third of those on the northern shore, ratios that have not changed...

Resilience Against All Odds

Helmut Sorge

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Affluent citizens of Manhattan have been escaping to their beach homes at the famous Hamptons or the picturesque coast of nearby Massachusetts....

Central Banks and Inequality

Otaviano Canuto

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While the economic recovery around the world remains uneven, fragile, and unbalanced across sectors, financial markets are generally doing very...

Biden’s Fast Start

Uri Dadush

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The new president of the United States has already issued over 40 executive orders, reversing many of Donald Trump’s most contentious policies...

La théorie des enchères nobélisée

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Le Prix Nobel 2020 des Sciences économiques, décerné à Robert B.Wilson et Paul Milgrom, pour leur  contribution à « l'amélioration de la...

ADEL Portrait : Jordan Kronen

Sabine Cessou

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Bright and open-minded, this young American has already achieved a lot at just 28 years of old. Since February 2019, he has been serving as...

The End of the Human Race?

Helmut Sorge

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Poker is a game for real men, cowboys, for example, ocean divers, stunt men, gambling away their meager pay. Poker is America, as oversized as its...

ADEL Portrait : Idia Irele

Sabine Cessou

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“Towards a more impactful leadership”

Fluent in English, Yoruba, Portuguese, and Spanish, this US and Nigerian citizen, holding both...

The challenge is, what comes next?

Helmut Sorge

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As President elect Biden prepares for the enormous responsibility of becoming President of the United States (US), there is one question I want to...

After the Election

Helmut Sorge

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Though Donald Trump lost the U.S. presidential election, it didn’t stop him claiming victory soon after the vote closed, and asserting that the...

Biden : la mécanique du succès

Dominique Bocquet

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La perspective d’une victoire de Joe Biden s’est heurtée, jusqu’au bout, au scepticisme des observateurs, en raison du précédent de 2016 : ils n’...

Conflict Returns to the Caucasus

Helmut Sorge

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War has started again in the Caucasus, a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea consisting of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of...

Not a Good Loser

Helmut Sorge

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If America votes Donald Trump out of office in November, will he go? Just a few days ago (...

Anthem Protest

Helmut Sorge

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During the medal ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two Black American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos,...

Qui a tué le Liban ?

Akram Zaoui

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Il y a, d’abord, les premières images. Celles d’une gigantesque déflagration. Même les dizaines de déflagrations, dont nous parviennent...

The Indians Were Selfish

Helmut Sorge

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John Wayne was more than just a Hollywood actor. He was an icon, a symbol of the fearless pioneer, fighting Indians, advancing the settlers into...

Revolution Leading to Victory

Helmut Sorge

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The unshaven man, who did not let go of his Kalashnikoff while we talked, had been wounded in battles with Israeli troops, and was now hiding in...

All Options Are on the Table

Helmut Sorge

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At the beginning of June, officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, usually active on America’s periphery, were deployed to Washington D.C...

Consolidating Power

Helmut Sorge

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In times of shadow and despair, populists and authoritarians move in to undermine free speech and democracy. For authoritarian-minded leaders,...

Merchants of Blood and Chaos

Helmut Sorge

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On January 24, 2020, the Bana, a freighter, left the Turkish port of Mersin. Its destination was the Tunisian harbor of Gabes. It was a routine...

I Can’t Breathe

Helmut Sorge

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She is just seventeen. An African-American high-school student. If Darnella Frazier had not turned on her cellphone on May 25, when she witnessed...

Cuba in the Coronavirus Crisis

Helmut Sorge

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When the cruise ship the MS Braemar in March had coronavirus cases confirmed on board, it struggled to find somewhere to dock. The Americans...

و ما بعد الهلع

Fathallah Oualalou

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الهلع (la sidération) كانت من أكثر الكلمات المستعملة من طرف المعلقين في حديثهم عن المشاعر الفردية والجماعية التي رافقت حياة البشر...

Par-delà la sidération

Fathallah Oualalou

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La pandémie Covid-19, par sa violence et sa soudaineté, a plongé le monde dans un état de stupeur, de sidération. Et c’...

A Terrifying Reality

Helmut Sorge

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China, which in 1984 signed a treaty to take over Hong Kong from Britain, agreeing to rule it until 2047 as an autonomous Hong Kong Special...

New Global Hotspot

Helmut Sorge

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is almost a mirror image of U.S. president Donald Trump. They have  considered COVID-19 a “hoax, ”, (...

The Gravity of the Threat

Helmut Sorge

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On February 3, 2003, Colin Powell, U.S. President George Bush’s Secretary of State, informed the United Nations Security Council about secret...

Beacons of Hope

Helmut Sorge

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The merciless COVID-19 disease threatens economic misery, with people around the world touched by anxiety and unemployment. In this context, never...

Trust is Part of Governance

Helmut Sorge

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Sweden is different. The nation of 10 million people has been a model of social democracy for decades. Its approach to government is modes...

Behavioral Analysis of COVID-19

Oumayma Bourhriba

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In the last two decades, the world has experienced two main global crises: the financial crisis of 2008 and the current COVID-19 health crisis. A...

Relire La Peste de Camus au temps du Corona

Duygu ÖZTİN PASSERAT

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Suite à l’épidémie de Corona apparue en décembre 2019 en Chine et que nous sommes en train de subir à l’échelle mondiale, les populations...

Bring Light Inside the Body

Helmut Sorge

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For the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Thursday April 23, 2020, would turn out to be one of those wasted days. President Donald Trump’s...

Richesses immatérielles et développement

Faouzi Skali

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Dans sa « Muqaddima » (Prolégomènes), Ibn Khaldûn décrivait le Soufisme comme une science des cœurs ou, plus précisément, encore, une connaissance...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism

Paola Maniga

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Tourism is considered one of the hardest hits by the COVID-19 outbreak. The sector is experiencing a rapid and sharp drop in demand and a surge in...

I Like Him and He Likes Me

Helmut Sorge

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Kim Jong-un, the dictator of North Korea, disappeared from public view after an appearance at a Workers' Party politburo meeting on April 11. The...

COVID-19 and Military Preparedness

Helmut Sorge

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Imagine you are one of the crew members of the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut, 1000 meters under the floating ice of the...

Le Mellah à l’épreuve des épidémies

Mohammed Hatimi

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Particulièrement, tout autant qu’intentionnellement, avares en matière d’information sur la vie sociale et le quotidien des Musulmans pendant les...

The Impact of Coronavirus on the Environment

Dr. Horst Melcher

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Environmentally sustainable development was the leading theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January 2020. Just two months later,...

Covid-19 et circulation transfrontière Les citoyens du Sud doivent s’attendre au pire

Abdelhak Bassou

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  • Le Coronavirus menace d’affaiblir l’autorité...

Maelstrom du Coronavirus : l’impact sur les Marocains résidant en Espagne

Iván Martín

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