All posts tagged foreign

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

“Possibly the strangest book you have read for a while, but very enlightening and thought-provoking about some serious issues” In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young girl named Emine is married off […]

Let’s Talk About Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]

Year Abroad. Part 17: La nuit de la verrerie

Nights are normally quieter here in Aix, except for one night. There is a road here called La Rue de la Verrerie and once a year, this bar-lined street in the old town, towered over […]

Excuse My French: Un été à Genève

Thanks to a wondrous man named Erasmus, I will be spending my summer in Geneva this year. While everyone back home will be a slave to the Queen Mary examination […]

‘Cardboard City’: Interview

Fourth up in the QMTC New Writers’ Festival is Cardboard City, written and directed by Holly Rodman. I spoke to Holly about the real-life inspirations she had for the play […]

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Triumphs and Missteps

Barack Obama took office in 2009 with the upmost confidence that he would be able to dramatically improve America’s relationships with many states around the world. Eight years down the […]

Will Mosul Be Liberated?

On 10th June 2014, Mosul was seized by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and has since remained one of the only cities to still be under ISIL occupation in […]