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On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in Washington. Shortly afterwards, thousands of them will forcibly enter the Capitol. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

How Donald Trump’s populist narrative led directly to the assault on the US Capitol

In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
Transmission electron micrograph of particles of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

An exclusive (and imaginary) interview with the coronavirus

The SARS-CoV-2 virus at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic is one ten-thousandth of a millimeter in diameter. How can such a microscopic organism have such an immense impact on global health?
Ilya Glazunov’s painting Eternal Russia (Glazunov Museum, Moscow) expresses ideas dear to contemporary propagators of cosmism, notably the alliance of Soviet modernity and the traditional values of the Russian empire. Wikipédia

Russian Cosmism: a national mythology against transhumanism

Cosmism, a theory that blends faith in science with religious traditionalism, serves as a source of inspiration for conservative Russian ideologues in search of a national idea.
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Russian disinformation in the time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in the Korean demilitarized zone in June 2019.

Did Donald Trump ease tensions with North Korea?

Donald Trump avoided a major crisis with North Korea. But the North Korean nuclear issue remains unresolved as the country continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic capabilities.
A demonstration of the #Fightfor15 movement, in February 2017, in front of a New York fast-food restaurant. Spencer Platt/AFP

Fact check US: Would a $15 minimum wage really help workers?

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?
Woodcut from Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L'Atmosphère : météorologie populaire. The caption reads: ‘A missionary of the Middle Ages tells that he had found the point where the sky and the Earth touch’ and continues, ‘What is there, then, in this blue sky, which certainly exists, and which veils the stars during the day?’ Wikipedia

Einstein’s two mistakes

Albert Einstein may have been the ultimate example of a visionary genius, but that did not stop him from twice losing his way due to beliefs that were perhaps not so scientific.
The US Supreme Court in Washington DC. Al Drago/AFP

Fact check US: Could the Supreme Court still save Donald Trump?

Since his election loss, the president has been threatening to go to the Supreme Court in attempt to overturn the results. Unfortunately for him, the court may not be the perfect arbiter of his dreams.
European Council President Charles Michel takes part in a video conference with G5 Sahel leaders and United Nations representatives at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on November 30, 2020. Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP

Unpacking governance within the EU’s Sahel strategy

The EU has already poured billions of euros into its assistance programs for the Sahel countries. The fundamental principles of this aid need to be rethought if it is to be truly effective.

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