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    The Extraordinary Challenges of the « Ordinary Man Party »: Looking back at the 2014 Indian Elections

    6 août 2014

    Stéphanie TAWA LAMA-REWAL Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF   The results of the Indian national elections[1], announced on May 16th of this year, were qualified as “historical” by many commentators. The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, the Indian People’s Party) is without doubt historical, as under the [...]

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    Sectarian Strategies, National Settings and the War Economy in Syria and Iraq

    16 juillet 2014

    Adam BACZKO, Robin BEAUMONT, Arthur QUESNAY Maps by Xavier HOUDOY Save as PDF These maps were designed by Xavier Houdoy for Noria, with the support of the European Research Council-funded program WAFAW. They were based on data gathered by Adam Baczko, Robin Beaumont, Felix Legrand and Arthur Quesnay in Syria and Iraq during field trips [...]

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    Understanding in Order to Address: For a State Strategy in Michoacan

    10 juillet 2014

    Romain Le Cour Grandmaison   This report was prepared by the Noria Office for Mexico and Central America, for the Mexico-based Think Tank México Evalua. A full original version, in Spanish, was released on June 2nd, 2014, and is available here. We would like to thank México Evalua for the support, as well as our collaborators [...]

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    From the NMA to the NMLA: the Shift to Armed Struggle

    10 juin 2014

    Dénia CHEBLI Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF     On 17 January, 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (NMLA) declared war to the Malian State in the name of Azawad’s independence. Since Mali’s independence in 1960, several waves of rebellion started in the North of [...]


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The Political Stakes of the Ukrainian Presidential Election

Alexandra GOUJON Pour lire cet article en Français cliquez ici Save as PDF     The Power Shift in Kiev   Shortly after taking office, the new central authorities faced the problem of separatism in Crimea and the East and South of Ukraine. In this context, the issues of the election are no longer quite [...]


When Repressing Means Laissez-Faire. Extortions and Violence in Guatemala

Quentin DELPECH Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF   Violence in Central American States is regularly headline news. In Guatemala, the gangs called “maras” thrive on drug trafficking and extortions. Their violence is however not as indiscriminate as it may seem: in reality, it plays a growing role in the [...]

A propaganda poster in Damascus. At the heart of the regime's rhetoric lies the reference to its role in the Palestinian struggle. (© François Burgat, 2010)

Testimony of General Ahmed Tlass on the Syrian Regime and the Repression

An interview by François BURGAT Save as PDF     Born in 1961 in the town of Rastan between Homs and Hama, General Ahmed Tlass graduated from the Police Academy with a doctorate in Political Science. After more than 20 years at the head of the police’s financial division in the governorate of Hama, he [...]

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The Battles for Karachi

Laurent GAYER   With a population exceeding twenty million, Karachi is one of the largest cities in the world. It is also one of the most violent of these megacities. Since the mid-1980s, Karachi has endured endemic political conflict and violence, which revolve around control of the city and its resources—licit and otherwise. A city [...]


No Trespassing

Agnes VARRAINE-LECA This series is the result of a work that started in 2009 and focused on the fragmentation of the Palestinian territory, more precisely on the ever-increasing restrictions hindering the daily life of the Palestinians and threatening their fundamental rights. In 2012, more than 500 physical obstacles were hampering the free movement of Palestinians [...]