The disintegration of the so-called Islamic State since 2015, the decimation of its power structures in Iraq and Syria, the fall of its physical caliphate…View More The Challenges of Returning Foreign Fighters: The European Response(s)
Almost from the beginning of the Civil War in Syria, we’ve seen the state become a battleground for other, arguably larger, fights. The state is…View More Syria in the Middle
As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
On 12 March 2017, the war in Afghanistan reached day 6000. It is quickly becoming one of the longest wars in history, and has no…View More Day 6000: The War in Afghanistan Drags On
On Friday, 2 February, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah was in Washington D.C. for a strategic defence dialogue with U.S. Secretary of Defence…View More How Qatar has Navigated the GCC Crisis: Some Lessons Learned
On 12 October 2017 Fatah and Hamas signed a “preliminary reconciliation deal” in Cairo. This deal, seen as a rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas, will…View More The Fatah-Hamas Deal and its Implications for the Middle East Peace Negotiations
Here we are again, America. Another mass shooting, more American blood on your hands, and another “mentally-insane” white man to blame. When will you wake…View More Nothing New: The Las Vegas shooting and gun legislation
On Friday 7 April, Stockholm became the newest site in an ever increasing global pattern of terror. Just before 3pm local time, a stolen beer…View More Stockholm: Terror’s Latest Target
A three-month long state of emergency has been announced by the President of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, following attacks by Islamic State (IS) on Coptic…View More Egypt: State of Emergency Following Attacks on Coptic Churches
The events of 4 April 2017 were largely unprecedented. Rarely, if ever, have two US presidents been faced with crises so similar that their responses…View More Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes: The Alternate Reality of Obama’s ‘Red Line Crisis’
It is clear there are discrete divisions in Trump’s cabinet with regards to who is able to influence the president. The positions with the most…View More Kushner: the Foreign Policy Puppeteer?
When a bomb ripped through a wagon on the St Petersburg metro at approximately 14.40 on 3 April, a war with terror that had almost…View More St Petersburg Bombing: Government Conspiracy or Islamist Terror?