Policy Study No.4: Literary and Political Stakes in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

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The paper attempts to analyze the ways literature may interact with its readers, the subtle way fiction interferes with reality. The example we take is “Reading Lolita in Tehran”, a controversial book mainly due to the articles of Hamid Dabashi intending to deconstruct Azar Nafisi’s memoir. We contend that Reading Lolita in Tehran shows poignant […]

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Policy Study No.3: China: Aspects of nuclear policy


Nowadays, China is one of the most (if not the most) important power player in the Asia-Pacific region. The remarkable rate at which Beijing’s economy is growing makes us wonder how long it will take before it surpasses the American one. Beyond the fact that it is one of the world’s leading powers (at least […]

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Policy Study No.2: Some general OSINT remarks regarding terrorist threats impacting the European Union


Introductory remarks Many open sources have noted recently that the E.U faces a considerable terrorist threat derived from the homecoming of foreign fighters from Syria. Even though there are considerable pieces of information to confirm this very trend one must bear in mind the fact that a terrorist threat coming from such a source is […]

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Policy Study No.1: Afghanistan: Some perennial, major and clearly worrying trends


Abstract: The study is briefly exploring how a detailed and skillful use of various open sources can strongly enhance both individual and institutional capabilities in the area of accurately analyzing / evaluating / diagnosing, and predicting significant evolutions in Afghanistan. Extensive and sound use of open sources is to be regarded as being a significant […]

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