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On Europe’s borders

Geopolitics, Society

The current migratory crisis and the Lampedusa tragedy should remind anyone who has forgotten one of the major, deliberate shortcomings of the European project: the stubborn refusal of the founding fathers to define borders, and to give themselves the means…

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Being ahead of the curve


According to certain sources, the US federal administration recently called a meeting of the heads of the country’s biggest companies to explain, in confidence, that when the war in Ukraine is over (and it will be, sooner or later), the…

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When Africa is on the verge of suicide


Africa is going through a really tough time. After decades of hope in democracy, in the establishment of the rule of law, in peace, in the realization of the importance of continental unity, and in the reduction of poverty, all…

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Demographic communicating vessels

Geopolitics, Prospective

We all know the figures: the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, and even more if the recent trend towards lower school enrolment rates for girls continues. Most of this population will live in developing countries…

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India or “the Lost Paradise”

Art and Culture, Geopolitics

India, (for which I have a constantly renewed fascination, nurtured by deep friendships and frequent visits over the decades), will indeed be subject of discussion in France over the next few days. In fact, the fascination for Indias’s growth has…

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Praise for diasporas


In almost every country in the world, migration is the subject of lively debate: in the North, the arrival of foreigners in ever-increasing waves is viewed with suspicion, if not hatred. In the emerging countries, there is concern that the…

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The ‘Global South’: a very dangerous concept


For several weeks now, an extraordinary diplomatic ballet has been taking place in the countries of the South, about which little is heard in the West: the Chinese Foreign Minister is travelling throughout Africa and the ASEAN countries, while his…

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China, the wrong choice


Everything gives the impression that we must go to China; and not a single head of state, from a developed or emerging country, thinks that he or she should go there at the beginning of his or her term of…

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Towards Zionism’s suicide?


Human history is full of examples of peoples and civilisations that, consciously or not, have committed suicide: from the Trojans’ decision to bring Odysseus’ horse inside their city walls, to the Brexit, to the destruction of the forests of Easter…