Jemima Piggott discusses her time spent living in the Middle East and what she learnt about women’s work culture there.
Lèse-majesté in Jordan: Authoritarian hangover or the glue of the kingdom?
Joe Ward discusses the laws regarding the Jordanian Monarchy’s protection from criticism. What is the real-world impact of these laws and what do other countries do?
The Yemen crisis: an unreported conflict
Between other events in the Middle East taking precedence, and a glaring media silence, the chances are that you haven’t heard that much about the current crisis in Yemen. Over the last two years of brutal warfare, Yemen has been driven to desperation, as conflicts have decimated health, water and sanitation systems, meaning that disease […]
The Iran-isation of the Middle East: what road to pursue?
With Iran still seeking to dominate the Middle East through funding a plethora of armed conflicts, it would seem the cycle of war and carnage may never end. Iran may be seeking to dominate the region through coercion, but it is only through soft power that they will be able to do so. How so? […]
How to Change the World Part 3: Supporting Syria and the Region
As the UK hosted the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ UN backed conference, in (of all places) Newport, it was announced that over £10bn had been raised to fund aid, while also making long term commitments to education targets and opening the economies of neighbouring countries to boost job opportunities. However, while this event was […]
How to stop ISIL
Charlie Evans gives us his verdict on how to beat ISIL. The past seven days have been eventful. America celebrate jubilantly as the precedent set at the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal, Greece has been in a state of anxiety as fears of a ‘Grexit’ from the Euro becomes an increasingly likely prospect and […]