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Quentin de Pimodan

writes it all

Paris, France

Quentin de Pimodan

Freelance writer, book series about street art in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Arabian Gulf) : https://tothearabianstreet.wordpress.com/
ex-Nane edition (Paris based publishing house)

Papers in French and English

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Le stylo, symbole de pouvoir

Les chefs d'Etat font-ils partie d’un club qui vise le contrôle du monde par le stylo? Y a-t-il dans le stylo un pouvoir puissant que la plèbe ne soupçonne pas? Est-ce un objet de culte, un accessoire sexuel ou une représentation du pouvoir?

About

Quentin de Pimodan

For several years, I worked at Nane Editions, a French publishing house that focuses on explaining national and international administrations to young audiences. At Nane, I wrote and co-wrote 6 books whose topics included the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Gendarmerie Special Forces and also the French National Police (www.lacollectionducitoyen.fr.)

For two years, I traveled the GCC countries with a photographer to document the works of more than 20 Urban Artists in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The result of this project is a 6 book series describing the societies through the eyes of these border pushing artists. (https://tothearabianstreet.wordpress.com)

I lived in Sana'a, Yemen, in 2008 for a year. I worked in Kuwait for several months in 2006, on the World deepest onshore rig at the time.

I have been published by Slate France, Brownbook Dubai, RIEAS Athens, Red Bull Bahrain (http://malja.redbull.com/about.html) and have also been featured by Foreign Policy's Situation Report (http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/09/10/fps-situation-report-defining-destroy-cap-a-blueprint-for-combatting-isis-mcconnell-warren-is-like-dick-cheney-will-troops-wear-golf-shoes-and-a-bit-more/), and on Pr. Joshua Landis' Syria Comment (http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/dam-wars-water-scarcity-helped-create-isis-quentin-de-pimodan).

I created a blog called Watch Ducks, which compares the views of various journalists' on important and polarizing international issues.

For example:

Economic Crisis: Spending Cuts or Cast Austerity Away?
(https://watchducks.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/economic-crisis-spending-cuts-or-cast-austerity-away/)

Did Arab Spring Kill Secularism? (https://watchducks.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/did-arab-spring-kill-secularism/)

Arab Spring: US Neocons’ Domino Theory over Iraq?
(https://watchducks.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/arab-spring-us-neocons-domino-theory-over-iraq/)

Peak Oil: Plot or Pain? (https://watchducks.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/peak-oil-plot-or-pain/)

Israel-Palestine: Is a bi-national state conceivable? (https://watchducks.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/israel-palestine-is-a-bi-national-state-conceivable/)