“Was It A Bomb?” – Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

The plane that crashed over the Sinai on Saturday, killing 224 people on the Metrojet A321 flight has been rumoured by Downing Street to be the result of a bomb explosion carried out by the Islamic State. The crash occurred over Sinai in the North-Western region of Egypt and, today, Downing Street are calling for a … More “Was It A Bomb?” – Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

Debating the Arab Spring

“This house regrets the Arab Spring” was the statement presented to me this evening during a debate hosted by my university. I initially thought this was a strange assertion, since what could possibly be wrong with the Arab Spring that one could ‘regret’ its occurrence? I soon came to realise that actually, this was more divisive than I had initially expected: … More Debating the Arab Spring

“Calais Migrants” and the Issues of European Racism

The recent surge of refugees on the European continent has given the sense that something significant is in the midst. With David Cameron overturning his previous stance against asylum and Angela Merkel’s “No Limit” cap for migrants finding sanctuary in Germany, it seems European and Middle Eastern politics have become intimately intertwined. Discussion of the refugees fleeing civil war … More “Calais Migrants” and the Issues of European Racism

Morocco

I’m currently in Morocco staying in Marrakech so I apologise for the lack of activity on here! Marrakech is an absolutely crazy place and the Moroccans never seem to sleep… The souks and the market stalls are jam packed with traders and you certainly can’t fault their enthusiasm despite the 35° heat! Here are just … More Morocco

REVIEW: Tell Me No Lies – Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs

Edited by John Pilger. What an incredible book. If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll be aware that I am gradually drawing closer towards a career in journalism and my girlfriend kindly purchased this book for my 20th birthday to give me an insight into what investigative journalism actually consisted of. Honestly, the book has … More REVIEW: Tell Me No Lies – Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs

Debating the Integrity of Torture: Guantanamo Bay

The opening of Guantanamo Bay in 2002 was a momentous juncture in the War on Terror which followed on from the catastrophic attack against the World Trade Centre, otherwise known as 9/11. The operations conducted at Guantanamo Bay even during its initial years have invited controversy and widespread suspicion at the legality surrounding the treatment of the detainees held … More Debating the Integrity of Torture: Guantanamo Bay

A Moral Perplexity: Deporting Britain’s Afghan Refugees

When Western coalition forces invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 due to the Taliban’s offer of sanctuary for Osama Bin Laden, the Afghan population was compressed between the Taliban’s brutal theocracy and British and American promises at democratic freedom; to be seen to co-operate with the invaders meant certain death, but to comply with the Taliban also … More A Moral Perplexity: Deporting Britain’s Afghan Refugees

REVIEW: “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class”

by Owen Jones. I had come across this book on various occasions through web-sellers such as Amazon and Waterstones , yet, despite its promotion as the ‘No.1 Politics Book of the Year’, I had always resisted purchasing it. To be absolutely truthful, I initially thought the title was odd, presuming the content of the book to be of … More REVIEW: “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class”