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Imperialist Politics in Erdoğan’s Turkey - Marine Mulcey, Translated by Ben Littledyke | 07/03/2016

Following the terrorist attacks in Istanbul on January 12th 2016, the Journal International decided to cover the facts surrounding these events. With this in mind, we posed a series of questions on the issue to two French students; Loris, a 21-year-old Political Science student of Armenian descent, and Berevan, a 26-year-old of Kurdish origin, studying Literature, Language, Foreign Civilization and English. Both students agreed to an interview, in which they gave us their views on the current...

Studying in Turkey (2/2) - Jean-Baptiste Roncari, Translated by Ben Littledyke | 03/03/2016

After a fanatic of Daech launched an attack in Istanbul on January 12th 2016, Le Journal International decided to learn more about Turkey, and particularly about its education system. To do so, we interviewed Çağrı Bozkurt, who is Turkish and studies International Relations. He spent his previous year in the Czech Republic on Erasmus. This is the transcript of our meeting. Le Journal International (JI): Since 2012, Erdoğan’s government has been criticised by a large fringe group of students and...

Studying in Turkey (1/2) - Jean-Baptiste Roncari, Translated by Marie Stotz | 25/02/2016

After a fanatic of Daech launched an attack in Istanbul on January 12th 2016, Le Journal International decided to learn more about Turkey, and particularly about its education system. To do so, we interviewed Çağrı Bozkurt, who is Turkish and studies International Relations. He spent his previous year in the Czech Republic on Erasmus. This is the transcript of our meeting. Le Journal International (JI): Hello Çağrı Bozkurt, you are currently studying at the Karadeniz Technical University in...

ISIS’ Black Gold - Léo Kabouche, Translated by Gemma Kentish | 12/02/2016

Although Vladimir Putin announced, on the 18th November, the launch of a commission charged with combating terrorist financing, the significance of the so-called Islamic State’s petroleum mania is still a burgeoning issue. Every day, ISIS reaps the benefits of its ‘black gold’, extracted from the conquered territories in Iraq and Syria. This is one of the most crucial areas for the international coalition in its fight against the Caliphate. Founded in 2006 by Jordanian Jihadi Abu Musab...

Insects and nanomaterials: is the diet of the future dangerous? - Jean-Baptiste Roncari, Translated by Léa Ramanankatsoina | 06/02/2016

On October 28th 2015, the European Parliament approved the revision of legislation concerning “novel food”. The latter, if approved by the Council of Ministers, will allow “new food” –which includes insects and nanomaterials – to circulate on European soil. Although the text seems to attach importance to food safety, all of the propositions did not win unanimous support among European MEPs. This is why. The last European legislation concerning new food dates back to 1997. Yet, technologies have...

Lobbying: the political influence in USA - Thomas Nogris, Translated by Thomas Bourvic | 05/02/2016

The US Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that lobbying could take part in election campaigns up to 60 days before the election, strengthening even more the rank of interest groups on the political scene. Here is an outlook on the mysterious universe of lobbying, less than one year prior to the upcoming US presidential election. In France and many other countries, the time changed to daylight saving time on the 25th October. In the USA, the same time change occurred 4 weeks later. The difference is...

Freedom of Speech and Repression in Mexico - Justine Rodier, Translated by Perrine Bessac | 04/02/2016

In a country where the government has often appeared repressive, practising freedom of speech might be risky. Le Journal International gathered testimony from a twenty-year-old Mexican student, a victim of the Government’s repression. On the night of the 15th September, every year, people gather together throughout all of Mexico to celebrate the independence of their country. On this occasion, on the Zocalo, the main square in central Mexico City, the President is welcomed. He pays tribute in...

Guinea: Piracy, Local to International - Dimitri Touren, Translated by Kendall Maxwell | 03/02/2016

The French ship BPC Mistral, currently in service in the Gulf of Guinea, finds itself at the epicenter of worldwide piracy. Over the last ten years, the Gulf of Guinea and the coasts of Nigeria have been troubled by increasingly violent pirate groups, who have been a constant thorn in the side of regional governments. The measures implemented, notably by European countries, bear witness to the economic and energetic issues, besetting this region which is so crucial to the African trade of oil...

Khan: Student, Father, Refugee - By Adrien Carton, Translated by Emmanuelle Blénet | 02/02/2016

Khan (whose name has been changed to maintain his anonymity), is now in a hospital in Calais, 7500km away from his home in Khost, Afghanistan. He is here with a broken leg, which he sustained in a bad fall while attempting to board a train headed to England. While Europe works out how to manage a vast influx of migrants, these people continue to risk their lives in order to reach Europe and get to England. Khan agreed to an anonymous interview, in which he shared his experiences,...

The European Union: are we going towards a single digital society? - Clarisse Boyer, translated by Kitty Bartlett | 01/02/2016

The “ICT 2015 Innovate Connect Transform” conference was held between the 20th and 22nd of October in Lisbon, Portugal. This conference was an opportunity to remind us that digital technologies are set to bring on a fourth industrial revolution: the 4.0 Industry according to the European Commission. We are all aware of the social consequences caused by the last periods of industrialisation and deisindustrialisation. What will happen with the transition towards a digital economy? Let’s have a...
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