28 août 2008

The world is at the threshold of a new cold war?

Eighteen years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war between Moscow and Washington, which reached its peak during the crisis of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, a conflict just started between Russia, heir of the former Soviet Union, and Georgia, which had its independence after the collapse of the Union. This conflict, erupted on August 6, due to the Georgians separatist territories "South Ossetia" and "Abkhazia", and the current tension, which reign in the Caucasus region, are... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2008

Petroleum ... The key word of the conflict in Chad

The desire to control oil wealth plays a hidden role in the ongoing conflict in Chad, where production of black gold, even if it is not enormous, is a gift from heaven for this country considered as one of the poorest countries in the black continent. According to "Africa Energy Intelligence", a magazine specialized in the field of energy in Africa, oil plays an important role in the conflict between the regime in Chad headed by Idriss Deby and the rebels seeking to seize power. In its editorial this week, the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2007

Will France change its attitude towards the Moroccan Sahara because of Algerian natural gas?

The current tour of the french president, Nicolas Sarkozy, in North Africa, during which he visited Algeria and Tunisia, is an affront to Morocco. Former french Presidents had indeed used to start their tours in North Africa with a visit to the Rabat as a sign of confirmation of "special" relations between Morocco and France. Sarkozy has chosen to begin his tour by visiting Algeria, despite strained relations between the two sides, while Morocco would be the 3rd and last stage of the tour. But Rabat has suddenly... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2007

The Algerian-Moroccan regional competition : A test for the diplomacy of the french President

The North African tour that french president Nicolas Sarkozy will start tomorrow by a visit to Algeria, is a real test of his diplomacy. It comes in the midst of regional competition between Morocco and Algeria. The french president, who makes his first tour outside Europe since he has been elected last may, has sensed the sensitivity of its mission, when Morocco had announced last week the cancellation of Sarkozy's visit to Rabat, as part of the tour which will also lead him to Tunisia. According to Rabat, the cancellation of... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2007

The Presidency of the IMF: A true effectiveness or political game?

The appointment of new Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised polemics on the criteria of that personality : The director of the IMF is elected in accordance with its effectiveness or depending on the political balance between the major powers? The resignation of IMF Director Rodrigo Rato, a few weeks after the departure of President of the World Bank (WB) Paul Wolfowitz, revealed the "deep crisis" evidenced by international institutions. In this context, Damien Meyer, chairman of the Committee of... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2005

Bush's speech about the "the state of the union" arouses various reactions

The annual speech of U.S. President George W. Bush on the state of Union ruled Wednesday evening (Washington time), has aroused various reactions throughout the world. In the USA, the Democrats have severely criticized the speech in which the American president did not give a clear plan regarding the future of the American occupation in Iraq. Commenting on the speech, the leader of the Democrats minority in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said not informed by the U.S. administration a clear plan determining the end of... [Lire la suite]
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