Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it

“Blowback”. A term used to describe the costs and consequences of a government’s actions. A term that perfectly illustrates Britain’s harmful role on the world stage – particularly in the arms industry, and how this in turn endangers the nation. Many observers have depicted Britain’s foreign policy as promoting justice worldwide. Robin Cook, foreign secretary… Read More Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it

‘No childhood anymore’: Raqqa’s kids haunted by IS rule, coalition bombings

As the offensive on Raqqa intensifies, stories of the horrors that civilians, especially children, have endured under Islamic State rule are emerging. The Islamic State group seized Raqqa in January 2014, and the city is now besieged by US and Syrian Democratic Forces coalition troops. Recent air strikes reported to have killed dozens of civilians increases the… Read More ‘No childhood anymore’: Raqqa’s kids haunted by IS rule, coalition bombings

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

Iraqi forces have made gains in their efforts to retake Tal Afar, yet civilians within the city are suffering as a humanitarian crisis emerges from the conflict.  The Islamic State group captured Tal Afar in 2014, but the US-supported campaign to rout them has pushed them into the confines of the city centre.  Concerns about endangering… Read More Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

The Genocide of Iraq’s Yazidis, and how it can be solved

“ISIS have subjected every Yazidi Woman, man or child that it has captured to the most horrific atrocities” stated a reporter to the UN, elucidating the genocide that Yazidis face in Iraq. He continued: “ISIS permanently sought to enslave the Yazidis through killing, enslavement, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, and forcible transfer causing serious bodily and mental… Read More The Genocide of Iraq’s Yazidis, and how it can be solved

ISIS Carry Out Perhaps Their Most Bloody Massacre Yet

    Despite being pushed onto the back-foot in recent campaigns, designed to crackdown on the group, ISIS has struck again. In another of the Islamist faction’s merciless assaults, jihadists stormed the city of Deir Al-Zor over the weekend, carrying out suicide bombings, car bombings, executions, and kidnappings. While different reports indicate varying death tolls,… Read More ISIS Carry Out Perhaps Their Most Bloody Massacre Yet