US-Iranian tensions as a challenge for the EU’s geopolitical role

7 septembre 2020 International

8 min

The killing of the Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani by a United States (US) air strike on 3rd January 2020 marked a new peak in tensions between the US and Iran. Even though the strike constitutes basically an act of war, the European Union’s (EU) reaction was, to put it politely, mild. However, for Europe, essential interests in the region are at stake.

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Le Groupe de Visegrád dans l’Union européenne : le symbole d’une fracture ?

31 août 2020 European Politics

7 min

De nos jours, le Groupe de Visegrád est connu du grand public comme une alliance d’États d’Europe centrale dont le but est de contrer les politiques émises par les États de l’Ouest, spécialement en matière migratoire. Ce faisant, il est permis de se demander s’il ne s’agit pas d’un premier signe de fracture au sein même de l’Union européenne…

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Civil protests in the new decade: what lessons to draw from the Italian “Sardines”

26 août 2020 Society

7 min

The last decade ended in protests. Asia, Europe, America: 2019 was the year when the civil society from all over the globe gathered against inequalities, corruption and bad governance. Some cases are more emblematic than others, like Hong Kong’s protesters. In the European panorama, the movement of the Italian Sardines has become a model of popular mobilisation. Why? Through a reflection on the peculiarities of the Italian case, this article proposes to depict possible similar scenarios in the coming years.

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