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TOP 10 most viewed articles in 2018

BLOG - 20 December 2018

By Institut Montaigne

Before turning the page on 2018, let’s have a look at the top ten articles that marked this year.

A neo-authoritarian saga, the place of healthcare innovation in our societies, a new geopolitical situation: what are the main news events that have taken place this year, and whose Institut Montaigne witnessed and privileged commentator. To learn more about these analyzes before starting a new year.

10 - France: the Next Health Tech Nation?


French authorities seem to have understood the importance of this matter: innovation is presented in the French National Health Strategy as one of the four main challenges faced by the sector. What should be the next steps for France to become a leading innovation country in healthcare?

9 - Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic: An Increasingly Central Europe?


100 years after the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s disappearance, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic share political views: criticism of Brussels’ policies, promotion of nationalism, and firm opposition to extra-European immigration. What to remember from this analysis?

8 - Portrait of Bashar al-Assad - President of the Syrian Arab Republic


Assad is, in the saga of the neo-authoritarians, the character with the most years of dictatorship  He is also the one with the most blood on his hands. Portrait by Michel Duclos, former ambassador to Syria and special geopolitical adviser at Institut Montaigne.

7 - Portraits of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) - Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi


Mohamed ben Salmane and Mohamed ben Zayez, respectively Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and President of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, a double portrait by Ahmed Fathi, academic, expert of the Gulf monarchies.

6 - Portrait of Putin - President of the Russian Federation


Further in  the neo-authoritarian saga, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, is analysed by Quentin Peel, associate fellow with the Europe Programme at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. Which emblematic figure  does he embody ?

5 - Key Challenges Facing the Russian Economy


In March 2018, 110 million Russian citizens were called to the polls to (re) elect their next President. This election was an opportunity to review the reforms led by President Putin and an inventory of the Russian economy. What to remember?

4 - The 10 Main Challenges of the 2024 Paris Olympics


Finally ! Paris will officially host the Olympic Games in 2024 - exactly 100 years after the last edition it organised. In competition with Los Angeles, the Paris' application won the day . What are the main organizational challenges of the 2024 Games? Ten-point answer.

3 - Portrait of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi - President of the Arab Republic of Egypt


Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt figures in the neo-authoritarian saga and is decrypted by Jean-Pierre Filiu, professor at Science-Po and eminent expert of the Middle East. What incarnation of Egypt does Sissi represent?

2 - Laïcité: Why French Secularism is So Hard to Grasp


The laïcité principle is neither protected by its lawfulness nor by its relatively old age. It is controversial both at the national international levels, where France is often accused of having an intolerant and discriminatory system. Understand French laïcité.

1 - What Challenges is Germany Facing?


Political debates can hardly be more remote than those having opposed Angela Merkel and Martin Schultz on September 3rd on the one hand and Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron five months earlier on the other hand. What challenges is Germany facing ?



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