All posts tagged iraq

Behind the scenes of the Islamic State: Who are we really fighting?

As the wave of attacks that took place in Western Europe in 2015-2016 calmed down, news about ISIS has slowly faded into the background over the past couple of years. […]

Book Review: Chris Ayres’ ‘War Reporting for Cowards’

Whether it is finding yourself out way too late in Shoreditch, realizing half way through your second year at Uni that you actually hate your degree, or simply stumbling into […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

Why the travel ban won’t bring a halt to terrorist threat in the US

President Trump, after being in office for 12 days, signed 18 executive orders and memorandums. Surprisingly, the figure falls one short of the executive orders and memorandums signed by President […]

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 […]

The Changing Face of War

Warfare is changing. War is an institution which is inscribed in law. From the conclusion of the Cold War, the world is undoubtedly different. Several stark features highlight the differences […]

The Deafening Silence: Has Saudi Arabia Gone Too Far?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps ‘the most violent and abusive of all autocracies,’ because of its dependence on violence and oppression against the human rights of its population. According to Ali al-Ahmed from the Institute […]

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 […]