Vladimir Putin has developed populism across many fields, from his own image to Russian sport and media.
Kremlin Press office
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International institutions make up a stage on which States vehemently and openly denounce world problems and suffering while they actually have no intention to act.
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Fallout from the Volkswagen case shows how scandals can give virtuous organisations a competitive edge and help industries evolve.
A mysterious papyrus said to come from the Judaen Desert could be the first to reveal the name of Jerusalem.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
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The blue economy is unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa. It could represent a major growth driver for the continent.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
Advanced electoral technology could actually work against democracy in the wrong hands.
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Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
The next cancer breakthrough could be found in international waters – but who's in charge of the high seas?
How scientists and corporations are plundering the developing world for new substances.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.
Already over-indulged, Britain continues to demand special status in the EU. Is it worth it?
This is what could cause the collapse of the EU – and what could save it.
What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
As concerns rise about the risk of genocide in Burundi, the country could still avoid the worst thanks to its social structure. But time is limited.
This year no fewer than 16 elections will take place in Africa, many of which involve removing presidential term limits. The motives are worth examining.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, has carefully orchestrated a constitutional reform that allows him to remain in power for the next 18 years.
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
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With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
France's extreme-right party has national ambitions, but its lead in the first round of local elections puts it in direct contradiction with its long-proclaimed ideology.
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