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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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What are Central Banks for?

Finance, Positive Economy

For a very long time, and still today, the financial markets have been suspended on the decisions of the central bankers, expecting them to validate or contradict their forecasts of inflation and interest rates. To believe that these rates will…

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Sobriety and drunkenness

Society

Those who run states, churches, armies and companies have always tried to choose a word that could serve as a simple watchword to motivate their followers, their soldiers, their subjects and their employees. They have spoken of salvation, homeland, profit,…

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Dreaming, in billions of years

Society

The popular and worldwide success of the first photos from the new James Webb telescope tells us a lot about the state of the world. This telescope, launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou space centre last December,…

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Towards chaos, in 6 steps

Prospective

One would have to be the last of the blind not to see that the very structure of democratic institutions is cracking in many countries, and in particular in the richest ones: in the United States, the previous president, after…

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