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    The Sunni Revolution and the Outburst of Community Divisions in Iraq

    18 décembre 2014

    Arthur QUESNAY Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Save as PDF     This analysis is based on fieldwork conducted in Northern Iraq ovef the course of Fall 2014, with the support of the WAFAW program of the European Research Council.   Beyond the Islamic State’s (IS) territorial conquests, the real turning point [...]

  • The neighborhood of Kayaşehir under construction, photographed by Nicolas Brodard in 2011. (Copyright © 2014 Nicolas Brodard - Noria Research. All rights reserved)

    (Un)-building the Metropolis: Istanbul at the Age of “Urban Transformation”

    4 décembre 2014

    Text by Sinan LOGIE and Yoann MORVAN   Photos by Nicolas BRODARD and Salih MÜLAYIM   The two contributions presented here shed light on the ongoing urban mutation of the Bosphorus megalopolis. They present two facets of the so-called “urban transformation” policy (“kentsel dönüşüm” in Turkish) at work in Istanbul. The policy is of considerable significance and has [...]

  • "I bounced around detention centers for a few years, until I received my residency just a month ago. Had I been deported I wouldn't have had anyone to go back to." I caught up with Saul just as he was moving from the tri-state area to New Orleans with hopes of working in the oil industry. (Copyright © 2014 Tomas Ayuso - Noria Research. All rights reserved)

    The Right to Grow Old: Diaspora, Return and Turn Around

    19 novembre 2014

    Tomas AYUSO   Chapter IV – I Had no Choice: the Diaspora & Chapter V – To Return and Turn Around    For previous chapters, please click here   « Honduran migrants who make it across the countless perils on the migrate route gravitate towards areas where they know someone from the old country who can help [...]

  • Isaac looks towards Mexico at one of the many blind crossings into the US through the Rio Grande. "This section right here is pretty deep and pretty wide. They get in boats, inflatable rafts. Really anything. They'll tie anything together they can get together that floats." (Copyright © 2014 Tomas Ayuso - Noria Research. All rights reserved)

    The Right to Grow Old: Not My America – The Border

    11 novembre 2014

    Tomas AYUSO   Chapter III – Not my America: The Border   For chapter 2, please click here   « I accompanied one of the many border militias of the Rio Grande Valley on one of their nightly patrols on the lookout for ’illegals.’ The following is just one of the countless armed groups -both licit and illicit- [...]


Arvind Kejriwal, Président de l'AAP (Pradeer Gaup – Live Mint ©)

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

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 [...]


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

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

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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"On the highways, I've been robbed. They've taken my phone, my money, my shoes and my shirts too. But thank God. Like I tell God, thank you father. As long as I have life... While there is life and hope, that’s what matters." Rolando jumps between cars, demonstrating his ability to outrun anyone who chases him.

The Right to Grow Old: Seeking Shelter Amidst Beasts

Tomas AYUSO   Chapter II – Seeking Shelter Amidst Beasts   For chapter 1, please click here « I visited shelters and train yards in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. I spoke with newly crossed Central American migrants in Tapachula and Arriaga where they shared their experience on the route and why they’ve migrated. They all had [...]

In other places like El Porvenir, migration happens because of man-made disasters. El Porvenir is one of the main sources of migration in Honduras after a now-shuttered Canadian-owned mining company poisoned the groundwater serving several neighboring communities. As a result many crops failed and cattle died, leaving many people without a way to survive. Since then thousands from the surrounding valley have turned to migration. (Copyright © 2014 Tomas Ayuso - Noria Research. All rights reserved)

The Right to Grow Old: The Honduran Migrant Crisis

Tomas AYUSO   Chapter I – First Borders For Chapter 2, « Seeking Shelter Amidst Beasts » click here.  For Chapter 3, « Not my America: the Border » click here. For Chapters 4 & 5 « Diaspora, Return and Turn Around » click here. Migration is born as a result of different rights becoming elusive in 21st century Honduras: the right [...]