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China: Undefeated

By RHEA MEHTA
Last year around this time, the world was struck by the novel coronavirus. It’ll be wrong if I say that the rest is history, since the pandemic hasn’t left our backs as of yet. However, as multiple changes were witnessed all over the world—battling drowning economies, stimulating the healthcare system, pointing fingers at who’s responsible—the global scenario got a lot more interesting… Continue reading China: Undefeated

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—More than Nuclear Gesture Politics

By EVA SIEGMANN
On the 6th August 1945, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima. Little Boy, very much a euphemism for the first nuclear bomb ever used, killed 70.000 civilians immediately. The unimaginable scale of this explosion in an almost finished war astounded the world. Humanity had opened Pandora’s box and tapped into the dark, not quite knowing which horrible consequences their newly gained capabilities could have on humanity’s future. And humanity has tried to live up to this incredible challenge in attempting to stop nuclear proliferation and place multilateral and bilateral disarmament agreements; however, nuclear weapons are the only one among the trio of weapons of mass destructions governments legitimately threaten to use against an enemy… Continue reading The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—More than Nuclear Gesture Politics

One Year Since the Rioters’ University Rebelled

By PETER GUO
“Rioters’ University” is the derogatory name given by many pro-government media sources to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In response to their “riotous acts,” the students were reminded by the People’s Daily, China’s mouthpiece, of the school’s motto which is taken from the Confucian classic Analects, “through learning and temperance to virtue.” The students, however, humorously and proudly accepted this name and largely confirmed it with the confrontation between them and the police on campus a year ago… Continue reading One Year Since the Rioters’ University Rebelled

Qu’est-ce que je dois faire ? : une réflexion sur les défis environnementaux

Par JOAQUÍN GOSÁLVEZ CASTILLO
Vous allez connaître la fin du pétrole », cet énoncé court, clair, percutant m’a énormément impacté lorsque je l’ai entendu en cours de Science Fiction. Pourtant je le savais déjà, mais très souvent on préfère oublier, cacher dans un tiroir secret ce que la conscience ne peut pas supporter par simple instinct de survie… Continue reading Qu’est-ce que je dois faire ? : une réflexion sur les défis environnementaux

What is to be Observed from the Ceremony of Double Tenth Day in Taiwan?

By PETER GUO
On October 10, 1911 in Wuchang, one of the three cities of the conurbation of Wuhan, revolutionaries started a revolt that later led to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, and China’s two thousand years of imperial rule with it. The Republic of China (ROC), the régime founded afterwards, set this date as the national day, popularly known as the Double Tenth Day. As most national days in the world, the Double Tenth Day became an important event employed by politicians to make political gestures in Taiwan, the island that formally embodies the régime of ROC. So, what is to be observed? Continue reading What is to be Observed from the Ceremony of Double Tenth Day in Taiwan?

Solidarité avec les étudiants de l’université de Boğaziçi

Par RYAN TFAILY
Peu relayée en France, la situation de l’université de Boğaziçi à Istanbul mérite pourtant l’attention de tous les universitaires engagés pour la liberté académique. Depuis lundi, professeurs, étudiants et responsables pédagogiques sont vent debout pour protester contre la nomination de Melih Bulu au très stratégique poste de recteur de l’université… Continue reading Solidarité avec les étudiants de l’université de Boğaziçi

A Step Backwards: Spain’s Unsteady Political Climate

By JOAQUÍN GOSÁLVEZ CASTILLO
José Saramago, a Portuguese writer awarded in 1998 with the Nobel Prize of Literature, said: “We must recover, preserve and transmit historical memory, because when we start with oblivion, we end up with indifference” […] [Spain’s current] political legislature may be the most polarized and angry in our recent democracy. Today, more than ever, we need to defend historical memory… Continue reading A Step Backwards: Spain’s Unsteady Political Climate

WNBA Players vs. U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler: How Basketball Affected the Georgia Senate Run-Off

By OLIVIA JENKINS
After the dust of the 2020 United States Election settled, the politically-focused eyes of the country turned towards Georgia where two run-off races could decide whether the Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate. […] One unexpected group has become involved in the Senate election of Loeffler and Warnock: the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)… Continue reading WNBA Players vs. U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler: How Basketball Affected the Georgia Senate Run-Off

« Islamo-gauchisme », retour sur un terme qui polarise la société française

Par ANTON SEGAL
Les plaies sont encore béantes après l’attentat de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine du 16 octobre 2020 au cours duquel Samuel Paty, professeur d’histoire-géographie en collège, fut assassiné par un islamiste russe d’origine tchétchène pour avoir montré des caricatures du prophète Mahomet à ses élèves dans le cadre d’un cours d’éducation morale et civique… Continue reading « Islamo-gauchisme », retour sur un terme qui polarise la société française

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