Wikipedia is generally thought of as an open, transparent, and mostly reliable online encyclopedia. Yet upon closer inspection, this turns out not to be the case. In fact, the English Wikipedia with its 9 billion page views per month is governed by just 500 active administrators, whose real identity in many cases remains unknown. Moreover, studies have shown that … المزيد “Wikipedia: A Disinformation Operation?”

Germany needs an industrial revival of the sort it experienced in the late nineteenth century, but this will be possible only if the state offers technological backing to German companies. The US government’s successful Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency should serve as a model for Germany and Europe to follow. MUNICH – The mood in … المزيد “Europe Needs a DARPA”

Ali Nassar est chercheur en relations internationales. Il est également journaliste et directeur de la revue Al Houkoul, Il a accepté de décrypter pour El Watan les évolutions du hirak en cours au Liban et les stratégies de récupération de la dynamique de contestation.   Comment analysez-vous les transformations intervenues au sein du hirak libanais … المزيد “Ali Nassar. directeur de la revue Al Houkoul : «Les forces communautaires et les Etats-Unis s’emploient à récupérer le hirak libanais»”

Les milliers de Libanais qui manifestent depuis le 17 octobre pour exiger une vie plus décente se trouvent au cœur de conflits d’intérêts régionaux et internationaux qui semblent les dépasser La contestation qui se poursuit au Liban depuis le 17 octobre se veut indépendante et exclusivement centrée sur des revendications politiques, économiques et sociales d’intérêt … المزيد “Liban : derrière la contestation socio-économique, un bras de fer américano-russe”

There is a revolution in Lebanon without a revolutionary ideology. It is spontaneous, and if memory serves one well, spontaneous revolutions end up badly for the left. Although the left was at its peak in the less spontaneous German uprising of 1918-1919, the right-wing militias defended the state, won and murdered Rosa Luxemburg. There is … المزيد “Lebanon’s revolution is without revolutionary ideology (Ali Kadri)”

"Mexico has been the only nation that has never broken its diplomatic relationship with Cuba," former ambassador Pascoe recalled. Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in Mexico on Thursday to strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations and make an official visit to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). RELATED: Cuba and Russia Seal Agreement on Energy Security "Cuba yes, Yankees, no! Cuba yes, … المزيد “Cuba ‘Cuba, Yes,’ People Shout as Diaz-Canel Arrives in Mexico City”

In a political era driven by social media and moral grandstanding, it is not surprising to see more and more progressives falling victim to their own unrealistic ethical demands. Can the left fight for social, economic, and environmental justice without shooting itself in the foot? ANBERRA – In 2015, journalist James Bartholomew coined the term “virtue signaling” … المزيد “Progressive Phonies”

New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein’s status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions to the lab far exceeding the amounts M.I.T. has publicly admitted.   Update: On Saturday, less than a day after the publication of this story, Joi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. … المزيد “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein”

Hugh Roberts est Professeur de l’Histoire de l’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen Orient à l’Université de Tufts, à Boston, Massachusetts. Il est l’auteur de The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002. Studies in a broken polity (Verso 2003; livre de poche 2015); Algérie-Kabylie: études et interventions (Alger, Éditions Barzakh, 2014) et Berber Government: the Kabyle polity in … المزيد “Entretien : Roberts analyse la confrontation entre le pouvoir algérien et les nouvelles forces sociales          “

Introduction : Historical writing, to the frustration and anger of many, is largely still rooted in the assumptions and myths of Euro-American exceptionalism. Grand narratives of progress, conquest and ‘civilization’ remain alluring tropes for those who write histories of settler states such as Australia, Canada and the USA. These pernicious fictions distort and dominate public knowledge … المزيد “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States: A review”