Over two months after the military putsch on 25 October 2021 in Sudan, the situation in the country remains chaotic. How do these events fit into the recurring pattern of military coup d'états in the country and indeed in the wider region?
janvier 13, 2022
After the 44-day war in November 2020 between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Caucasus has seen renewed tension a year later. Although a conflict has not formally been declared and allied powers have intervened diplomatically, it is also impossible to call the situation between the two neighbours peaceful. Here’s why.
décembre 11, 2021
After more than a decade of civil war, Syria is politically and territorially fragmented and worn out by the conflict. While President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and allies are slowly crushing the rebel movements opposing the regime, the war has left the country devastated and damaged for decades to come.
novembre 15, 2021
Since November 2020, the Ethiopian Tigray region has witnessed a brutal conflict between a rebel movement and government forces. As the conflict has spread geographically and temporally, it has brought violent consequences, ranging from famine to bomb attacks, on civilians in the region. Can there be hope that the war will end soon?
octobre 20, 2021
While the stream of news on society, politics, economics and crises never stops, news about the news is much rarer. When media however shine the light on themselves and their circumstances, it often gives reason for worry. The situation has not only worsened because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
octobre 7, 2021
After the rapid US and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban takeover has shifted the power balance. How is Russia, the old rival to the US, reacting to this situation?
septembre 14, 2021
Legislative elections are set to take place in Russia in September 2021. With its low approval rates and 450 seats in the Duma at stake, Russia's ruling party under President Putin is slowly but surely banning opposition parties and individuals from the electoral process in a further autocratic move.
juillet 18, 2021
After the forced landing of a Ryanair plane to arrest a government critic, Belarus has been targeted with economic and individual sanctions from EU countries and the US. While the latest wave of sanctions has provoked outrage from Lukashenko’s regime, their true effectiveness is however to be doubted.
juin 28, 2021
The 28th NATO summit on Monday, 14 June 2021, has seen the members of the Organization step up their tone regarding China and Russia. Both powers have demonstrated a certain aggressiveness in their foreign policies and have also formed alliances that pose threats to the international alliance of 30 European and North American nations.
juin 18, 2021
The Russian military presence in the Central African Republic is worrying the international community, with its paramilitary troops being accused of human rights violations in the region. Their presence is however linked to Moscow's greater intentions of expanding its influence on the African continent.
juin 14, 2021