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Fighting terrorism, understanding subversion

Society

If we could stop using words indiscriminately, democracy would be much better off. Thus, terrorism should be defined as the attempt to influence the course of events, outside a state of war, by the exercise of violence against civilians, known…

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The time to live

Society

The debate on pensions is off to a bad start. Because we are focusing on the wrong questions and on outdated issues. Ever since pension systems were created (probably first for soldiers in the Roman army), a great many means…

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Should we end the European Union?

Geopolitics

In the current circumstances, as a European summit meets in Prague, many people would like to see an end to the European Union: Vladimir Putin’s Russia, first of all, for whom the Union is a counter-model and a hope for…

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The infernal triangle

Geopolitics

While reading the major books of my master Fernand Braudel, I noticed the existence, in the history of geopolitics, of a law of implacable predictive validity which can be very useful to each of us in many fields: At the…

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For the third time, a disaster is looming.

Geopolitics

On the morning of Friday, 26 October 1962, I left for my high school thinking that I would probably not make it home alive. On that day, which I remember like yesterday, there were rumours that if the General Secretary…

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We are all Pakistanis.

Geopolitics

While the world’s attention is drawn to tragedies of great geopolitical gravity, as in Ukraine, or of a certain dynastic sadness, as in Great Britain, the worst flood that humanity has known for years is taking place further east, heralding…

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