Stabilising Or Escalating the French Yellow Vest Movement?

Last updated on March 25th, 2019 at 10:32 amThis article seeks to assess the future of the Yellow Vest protest movement and of the situation in France. It looks at the way the actions of political authorities can stabilise a protest movement. Then it applies this understanding to the French movement. Indeed, if protests in […]

Understanding the French Yellow Vest Movement and its Crescendo

Last updated on April 18th, 2019 at 04:25 pmFrance faces an escalating protest movement. This movement is called the “Yellow Vests” or “Yellow Vest”. The French government appears to be always late in the way it answers it; political analysts appear to be surprised by what is happening and to struggle to understand. Meanwhile, violence […]

Conflict in Ukraine – Setting the Stage

Last updated on October 31st, 2017 at 05:39 pmThe crisis in Ukraine started on 21 November 2013 with the Euromaidan protests in Kiev. Six months later, it is threatening to become a full-blown civil war with severe global impacts, unless the situation is stabilized. It is thus very important to assess the short to medium term plausible futures for this conflict, including […]