November 18, 2019

Since the turn of the century, the Iraqi public have certainly not enjoyed political stability. The decision of the United States and its allies to invade the country in 2003 set a high threshold for expected disruption. Yet, the seizure of vast swathes of territory by...

October 26, 2019

A war is brewing in straits of Hormuz which could have major global implications on peace in the Persian Gulf, the Middle East and the world at large.

The root cause of this possible conflict is the ever weakening Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). More commonl...

October 20, 2019

On October 6, the White House released a statement following a conversation between Presidents Trump and Erdogan announcing Turkey would be imminently ‘moving forward with its long-planned operation into northern Syria’. The casual Sunday announcement accordingly decla...

October 17, 2019

September 5th. A day like so many others in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul; one filled with carnage and terror after a suicide bombing, claimed by the Taliban, in the city centre. The victims: twelve Afghans and two NATO troops, including an American.

It was this last cas...

March 28, 2019

“We want to live”! A powerful cry emanates from the people of Gaza, brutally suppressed by the ruthless terror group that is Hamas. Amid the rising cost of living, economic deprivation and appalling living standards, it is of little surprise that Gazans have turned out...

March 10, 2019

Ever since the barbaric slaughter of the American journalist, James Foley, which took place in August 2014, the so called ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) has appeared at the forefront of the news across the globe, with their hideous Islamic fundamentalist ideology. But what has...

February 18, 2019

The question on how to deal with foreign jihadis wanting to return to their country of birth has always been a complicated one, and the situation with Shamima Begum has opened fresh discussions on the issue.  

Miss Begum is a 19-year-old woman who, after being radicaliz...

January 11, 2019

When almost a century ago Kemal Ataturk founded the secular republic of Turkey, the former rulers, the Ottomans, were forcefully asked to leave the country in an act that would mark the end of their Herculean legacy.

A century later, excluding the majestic relics, TV so...

November 29, 2018

Upon first glance, it would not be wrong to categorise the prosecution and subsequent pardoning of Matthew Hedges, a British national and Durham PhD student, by the UAE, as bizarre - only in 1971 did the UAE cease to be a British protectorate, and even now the country...

October 1, 2018

This summer Turkey became the latest victim of President Trump's global trade war, hallmarking a new low in already rocky US-Turkey relations; pushing Turkey to the brink of economic crisis as the Lira collapsed. The difference with Turkey as opposed to other countries...

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