The Russian election on May 7 was a landmark event. Indeed, it once again enshrined Vladimir Putin’s omnipotence in his country. Putin scored 76.7% and is by far the favorite political personality in his country.
Towards a rapprochement between North and South Korea?
A purely symbolic rapprochement occurred between the two Koreas during the Olympic Games. Following this event, South Korean President Moong Jae-In visited Pyongyang in September 2018. The two presidents opened a joint liaison office near the border between the two countries. Is this combination of event a first step towards fusion ?
President Trump withdraws the US from the multilateral agreement
On May 9, 2018, Donald Trump decided to leave the Iranian nuclear agreement. He believes that his more or less positive experience with North Korea can lead to the same results in Iran. Sanctions against the Islamic Republic were subsequently reinstated.
Mid-term elections in the United States
Mid-term elections in the United States are very important to gauge the satisfaction of American voters. While many expected Donald Trump to be dispossessed of the Senate and House of Representatives, he instead maintained a Republican presence in the Senate. He showed that he was much more popular than many argues.
The Brexit towards its end?
Theresa May is in a political-judicial turmoil. The agreement prepared at the end of November may not be signed by British MEPs, and an exit without an agreement is envisaged. This could weaken the UK as well as the European Union.
The end of the Islamic State
Although the number of attacks attributed to Daesh doubled in 2018, the movement is definitely losing ground in Iraq and Syria. The group is becoming a terrorist group with similar methods to that of Al-Qaida.
Saudi Arabia: a completely tarnished image?
The hopes on the shoulders of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia were high! This facade of progressivism carried by MBS has collapsed. After the nameless violence of the war in Yemen, the world was appalled by the violence of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem
The United States inaugurated the new American Embassy in Jerusalem in May. Donald Trump puts his foot in all areas of tension. He does things with his own way, forgetting the slowness and inconsistency of multilateralism, Barack Obama’s front.
Populism is taking over Europe?
Populist parties are gradually gaining importance in Europe. The various elections in Germany attest the rise of the Afd, the German far-right. The Italian M5S and the league have won the elections and new charismatic leaders are leading the European Union’s third largest economy. These new characters are in the same vein as Orban, Kurz and Kaczyński.
End of the wedding night between Macron and the French
The young and charismatic Emmanuel Macron seemed to be in tune with his people during the first months of his mandate. Nevertheless, the violent yellow jacket crisis, combined with the President’s various arrogant statements have cut off the ties between the President and the French.