Category: Analyse

Idée D&B: Babi Yar, a new DAU project?

Babi Yar is a fascinating place. Despite the dozens of thousands of victims that lay under the trees, the park is quite pleasant in autumn. Despite the crushing memory of the 1941 tragedy, the place is marred in controversy. Latest in a long series, the appointment of Russian Ilya Khrzhanovsky as artistic director. Madman or genius, does he want to reproduce his DAU project at Babi Yar?

Mediapart: Au-delà de la résistance à Loukachenko, quelle opposition en Biélorussie?

Les Biélorusses n'ont pas fini d'étonner le monde dans leurs protestations. Mais, compte tenu du maintien actuel du régime et de l’adoubement renouvelé de Vladimir Poutine, à Sotchi, le 14 septembre, l’absence d’une opposition structurée risque d’affaiblir la consolidation d’une vision pour le futur et la définition d’un plan d’action en cas de conquête du pouvoir.

BMB Ukraine: 2020 issues (1/2)

Fabrice Deprez is the managing editor and writer of BMB Ukraine, a weekly brief focused on political developments in Ukraine. The newsletter launched in March 2019 in order to cover the presidential campaign, and has kept track of events in Ukraine since. You can subscribe here. June June 5: Ukraine’s Politicians Gear Up for Local ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #13

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s weekly newsletter from May to early July 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. July 7 One week of voting on the 206 amendments to the Russian constitution concluded as the Electoral Commission announced 77.92% of ...

Idée D&B: Après Navalny, les implications d’un éventuel abandon de Nord Stream II

La pression monte en Allemagne pour un abandon de Nord Stream II. Le controversé gazoduc est pourtant achevé à 94%. Que voudrait dire un abandon du projet?

Courrier d’Europe Centrale : Aux premières loges de la crise biélorusse, l’Ukraine a du mal à peser

226 députés ukrainiens ont condamné les brutalités policières en Biélorussie et dénoncé des élections qui ne "reflètent pas pas la volonté réelle du peuple". Mais au-delà des mots, tardifs, Kiev a des marges de manoeuvre limitées.

RFI: IKEA et le bois illégal d’Ukraine et de Roumanie

L'ONG environnementale Earthsight accuse le champion mondial de l'ameublement utilisait du bois de coupes sauvages en Ukraine et en Roumanie. Une enquête est ouverte en Suisse, sur plainte du Fonds Bruno Manser.

L’Invité D&B: The perspective of Russia, China and the EU on the political crisis in Belarus – between intervention, support and influence

Given that the political crisis is already geopolitical, the Belarusian opposition must capitalize on geopolitical factors in its favor, just as Lukashenko does...

Russian Patriarch Kyrill (left) ordains Belarussian metropolitan Veniamin (right) @patriarchia.ru

Geopolitics of Christian Orthodoxy & the Belarussian crisis

It was time to have "at the head of the Belarusian Church a man who was born in Belarus, knows Belarusian and was raised in a Belarusian milieu" - how Russian patriarch Kyrill understands the national question in the mid of Belarussian protests

L’Invité D&B: Belarus – a new “velvet revolution” in the Eastern Partnership?

Post-election protests in Belarus have started a democratic revolution, albeit not yet openly embraced by its participants. Its first success is the mobilization and solidarity between distinct social categories, which have never before exercised their fundamental rights publicly and collectively.