Catégorie : PE in english Page 2 of 11

Une sélection d’articles traduits en anglais, et en accès libre

Twenty Years in, is it Time to Draw a Line Under the War on Terror?

This article is the English version of Élie Tenenbaum,
« Vers la fin de vingt ans de guerre contre le terrorisme ? », published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 86, Issue 3, 2021.

Photographie d'arrière-plan par Lucas Hoang (Unsplash) représentant un avion de la US Air Force. Au premier plan, couverture de PE 3/2021.

“Our objective was clear. The cause was just.” These were the words chosen by President Joe Biden on April 14, 2021, to describe the war unleashed twenty years earlier by one of his predecessors, George W. Bush, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Yet, despite the clarity of the objective and the justice of the cause, the newly inaugurated president was here to announce a galling withdrawal, one that looked suspiciously like defeat: “I’m now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan […]. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. […] It’s time to end America’s longest war.”

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Peace at an Impasse?

This article is the English version of Gaïdz Minassian,
« Arménie-Azerbaïdjan : la paix dans l’impasse ? », published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, Issue 1, 2023.

Photographie d'arrière-plan par Антон Дмитриев représentant des barbelés, lumière orange de fin de journée. Au premier plan, couverture du numéro 1/2023 de Politique étrangère.

Despite the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan ending on November 9, 2020, with Baku achieving military victory after forty-four days of exceptionally ferocious fighting, tensions have not reduced since the ceasefire was signed. On the contrary, the repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine have taken the strain up a notch. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) has been gripped by a dialectic of peace and war that has hindered the development of all three states in both economic and sovereignty terms, to the point that they are now truly “wounded soldiers” of the post-Soviet era.

What Progress has been Made with the Paris Agreement?

This article is the English version of Christian de Perthuis,
« Où en est l’Accord de Paris sur le climat ? », published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 87, Issue 1, 2022.

Photographie de fond par Tyler Casey (Unsplash), éoliennes dans des champs. Au premier plan, couverture du numéro 1/2023 de Politique étrangère « Climat : quelle marche à suivre ? »

Each and every COP (Conference of the Parties) is heralded as “the last chance,” and 2021’s COP26 in Glasgow was no exception. But as the conference doors swung shut for another year, the media denounced it as a failure: it seemed as if the impressive ensemble of heads of state who had traveled to Scotland to attend the event had, once again, missed the opportunity to save the planet. But can 2022’s COP manage to achieve what 2021’s failed to? There’s one thing we can be sure of: COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh will once again be “the last chance.”

Algeria: An Aggressive Restoration

This article is the English version of Akram Belkaïd,
« Algérie : une restauration musclée ? », published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 87, Issue 2, 2022.

Photographie de Nasro Azaizia (Unsplash) représentant un homme portant sur ses épaules le drapeau de l'Algérie (moitié vert, moitié blanc, croissant de lune et étoile rouges au centre), pointant en direction d'un drapeau de l'Algérie flottant sur un porte-drapeau.

On December 12, 2019, Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected president of the Algerian Republic after winning 58.13 percent of votes (4.9 million votes) in the first round. A former wali (similar to a prefect in France), a minister on more than one occasion, and even head of government for several months in 2017, Tebboune succeeded Abdelaziz Bouteflika. No longer supported by the army, by April 2019 Bouteflika had given up his attempt to win a fifth term due to the huge popular protests that had broken out at the beginning of the year. Although the election was spurned by a record number of voters (14.7 million voters—60.12 percent—failed to vote), it brought an end to the Algerian people’s irruption in the political arena and their persistent refusal to return to “normality.”

Page 2 of 11

Fièrement propulsé par WordPress & Thème par Anders Norén