• Chronicle announced of a tumultuous transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo November 5, 2018 Philippe MorandThe Democratic Republic of the Congo must hold elections expected for several years but repeatedly postponed.   The country has never known a peaceful transfer of power, and this December 23 should not be all that different. The presidential election must appoint the successor of President Kabila, who remained in power for eighteen years and who could ... Read more...
  • Why social movements discredit themselves by violence? May 3, 2018 Philippe Morand Study from 2017 shows how a social movement can be discredited by an excess of violence. The results of this study show that the choice of extreme protest methods is actually counterproductive. Indeed, such methods alienate public opinion. Tactics of radical protests are often chosen by activists because they would have a major utility: to attract the ... Read more...
  • North Africa and Sahel under tension June 17, 2017 Philippe MorandNorth Africa and Sahel are under tension due to the political situation but also because they are on the agenda of the Islamic state and Al Qaeda who both look to extend their control over this region. The Algerian uncertainties Algeria is in a very difficult social and economic situation, compounded by uncertainties surrounding the question of the ... Read more...
  • New Alliance in the Sahel Region April 21, 2017 Philippe Morand  Al Qaeda new alliance The creation of a new alliance in the Sahel region of groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Sahel at the beginning of March 2017, called Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (Jama’at Nosrat Al-Islam Wal-Mouslimin, JNIM), has just received back-to-back three validations of importance. First from Syria, via the Organization for the liberation ... Read more...
  • Le Sénégal et la Côte d’Ivoire face à la menace islamiste AQMI, exemples du dilemme s’imposant à l’Afrique de l’Ouest April 19, 2017 Philippe MorandPar Vincent Badinier Al-Qaeda au Maghreb Islamique (AQMI) est une organisation terroriste qui sévit principalement en Afrique sahélo-saharienne. Elle est l’héritière du Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (GSPC), dont la création remonte à la guerre civile en Algérie dans les années 1990. Commandée par l’émir Abdelmalek Droukdel, elle a changé de nom lors ... Read more...
  • What Can We Learn from St. Petersburg’s Attack April 5, 2017 Philippe Morand    It is not the first time Russia knows terrorist attacks on its soil, even if for the past four years, the country has been free of the kinds of large assaults (apart from the North Caucasus region) that have periodically hit Europe and the United States. This relative peace moment ended last Monday, when an explosion ... Read more...
  • Islamic state’s threat to the West and Russia April 5, 2017 Philippe Morand On 4 Apr. 2017, IS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, broadcasted via IS media al-Furqan (The Criterion) an audio statement entitled, “So Be Patient. Indeed, the Promise of Allah Is Truth”. In this audio message, he calls IS followers in the West and in other IS’ Wilayats (province) outside of Iraq and Syria to carry out attacks in ... Read more...