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Institute for Security Studies

The ISS conducts fieldwork and quantitative futures research to understand national, regional and continental trends in conflict, politics, economics and development. Results inform local and international policy and strategy, and enable decision makers to test the implications of their policy choices well into the future.

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Alain Libondo (17) left, and Nsinku Zihindula (25), hammering at solid rock to find cassiterite and coltan at Szibira, South Kivu. Photo by Tom Stoddart via Getty Images

What coltan mining in the DRC costs people and the environment

Coltan is indispensable to the making of modern electronic devices but its mining causes human and environmental disasters in the DR Congo.
Le ministre israélien de la Défense, Benny Gantz, serre la main du ministre marocain des Affaires étrangères, Nasser Bourita, à Rabat, le 24 novembre 2021, jour de la signature d’un accord de coopération sécuritaire entre les deux pays. Fadel Senna/AFP

Ce que change l’accord de coopération sécuritaire entre le Maroc et Israël

Cet accord, qui renforce le Maroc face à l’Algérie, a fait naître quelques inquiétudes dans plusieurs pays d’Europe.

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