The Trump administration has once again shown its unwillingness to fully address the Yemen crisis, by making half-hearted calls to end the conflict, whilst simultaneously giving Saudi Arabia the means to continue its war on the country. During the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MbS) visit to the United States, US Defence Secretary James Mattis told MbS… Read More USA calls to end Yemen war, whilst selling Saudi Arabia more weapons
Yemen’s cholera crisis has now broken the record number of cases known in a single outbreak in recent history, and looks set to infect more than a million people by Christmas – including more than 600,000 children – Save the Children reported on Wednesday. The country has been hit by an epidemic of the disease, with the… Read More Yemen’s deadly cholera crisis now largest recorded and fastest growing
“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
Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents never cease to attack his unorthodox foreign policy stance. This has ranged from recently being called “irresponsible” and a “threat to our national security” by defence secretary Michael Fallon, to former Prime Minister David Cameron pettily labelling Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’. Let’s not forget the contribution that the pro-Tory media outlets have… Read More Corbyn’s foreign policy would make both Britain and the world safer: let’s rally behind his vision
After causing an outrage in recent weeks, about the decision to go forward with the execution of 19 year old Abdullah Al-Zahar, Saudi Arabia has breached moral boundaries even further today. In just one day , the Wahhabist regime executed 47 prisoners – including anti-government protesters like al-Zahar. The majority of whom were therefore merely political… Read More Will the Barbarity of the Saudi Regime Ever Come to an End?
In 2012, a 15 year old was arrested for taking part in a protest against the government – a result of the Arab Spring in 2011. The oppressive Saudi Kingdom has held him captive since, and after much brutal treatment at their hands, he was recently scheduled to be executed. Allegedly, he was beaten until… Read More Saudi Arabia set to Behead Teen for Engaging in Protest – Once Again, the West Remains Silent
This week, UK Prime Minister David Cameron had refused to label the Muslim Brotherhood as an extremist threat. A review on the activities of the multi-national group, notorious for sponsoring extremism in many parts of the world, was instigated in April of 2014. While a few individual details have been released from it, Downing Street… Read More Why the West won’t eliminate Islamic Extremism