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Jean-Paul Marthoz

Jean-Paul Marthoz is the European correspondent of the Committee to Protect Journalists, professor of international journalism at the Université Catholique de Louvain, and foreign affairs columnist for the Belgian daily Le Soir.  He reported from Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s and has written numerous books, reports and essays on the region, especially O ù va l Am é rique latine? (GRIP, 2007). He is also the author of NOREF publications on Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.

Research areas:  Emerging powers , Middle East and North Africa , Latin America and the Caribbean

Publications

Venezuela’s foreign policy: a mirage based on a curse
Colorful Old Oil Barrels by L.C. Nøttaasen with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/magnera/3755006104/in/photolist-6HPouy-5DZkFa-Ep9wo-oKNKfF-oKPxkg-jk1CN-9JgVY7-9JgUo7-9JfngT-2XGr9F-dmApRi-41uovT-5gf7gk-9JgSwQ-2TNt3g-dhSq8P-88Wpkk-2BS1SQ-2BRZiU-4och6D-Ep9y2-5NHiHg-8ESjhy-dhStvf-dhSo7Z-dhSrNv-dhSwyi-ez6pL-8unWva-61vUyF-fDdhAL-fCVBQg-ao6MNe-sey73-ao9zmh-bX4Jon-KpuhE-66a8j-uSmfZ-2CRpcb-b73SMT-b7CQpT-6am9jk-3brkWN-5jQVjm-9moxrU-4BnnXt-6b6ku9-Tkbah-9HCZmh Jean-Paul Marthoz 19 November 2014
Venezuela’s foreign ambitions have been a mirage based on a resource curse. Oil diplomacy has undoubtedly opened doors from Latin America to China and Africa, but Venezuela has failed to end its mono-commodity dependence. Both its foreign policy and domestic programmes remain hostage to fluctuations in oil prices and the country’s reso... more  
Book review: The international human rights movement: a history
Cover Int\'l human rights mov\'t by Aryeh Neier - Princeton Press Jean-Paul Marthoz 2 November 2012
The international human rights movement has become a permanent actor on the global scene. Blending ground-breaking research and expertise with elite advocacy and grass-roots campaigning, it has contributed to creating new rules, institutions and mechanisms at the local, regional and international levels. more  
The challenges and ambiguities of South Africa’s foreign policy
Security council debate situation in Syria by UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Jean-Paul Marthoz 19 September 2012
Over the last two decades South Africa has become one of the major players on the continent and a legitimate voice of Africa on the world scene. It has failed, however, to project its influence as it initially planned to. more  
The media and freedom of expression in the Arab world
I can't believe the news today by 85mm.ch Jean-Paul Marthoz 31 May 2012
Online media, global TV and social networks played a significant role in the Arab Spring and will be important in determining the direction of these “revolutions”. A positive contribution of the media to the consolidation of democratic systems requires a dismantling of the old media order, a reform of journalistic institutions, and a d... more  
The “new” Turkish foreign policy and its implications for Norwegian peacebuilding
publication Jean-Paul Marthoz 15 December 2010
Turkey’s emergence as a key figure on the international scene makes it a potentially interesting partner for Norway. Yet, with unresolved issues both internally and externally, such a partnership would not be without its pitfalls, argues Jean-Paul Marthoz. more  
Brazil’s emergence and the potential for Norwegian peacebuilding diplomacy
publication Jean-Paul Marthoz 15 November 2010
Brazil has emerged as a major player on the international stage and a prime mover of a new international order that favours the south. Jean-Paul Marthoz argues that its positive assets make it a promising partner for Norway in its peacebuilding efforts. more  

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