On 10 June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) occupied Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Since then, ethnic and religious minorities have been prosecuted while IS…View More Putting the Dam in Damocles: Iraq’s Largest Dam at Risk of Collapse
The American F-15 has been rolling off the production line since 1970 but in its forty-five-year history, nothing has been as impressive as the impunity…View More Islamic State, The Libyan Liability and the F-15 Solution?
Arguably one of the most controversial decisions our generation may ever see, the Iraq War is still hotly contested; rife with disagreeing claims and tense…View More Right to Say Sorry? Tony Blair on Iraq
Back in 2011, French shipbuilders DCNS and the Russian corporation Rosoboronexport signed a deal which would have sent two French-designed Mistral-class assault ships to the…View More Egypt Purchases Mistral-class Assault Ships: Problems and Possibilities
The attempts of the British government to justify the UK’s political, economic and military relations with Saudi Arabia are becoming ever more groundless and unconvincing.…View More Britain Doesn’t Need Saudi Anymore. It’s Time to Move on.
My curiosity in the nature of the men powering the Islamic State (IS), grew out of a line from Philip Zimbardo’s book, The Lucifer Effect.…View More Moving Parts: A Look at Where Islamic State Gets its Man and Machine Power From
The Islamic State (or, alternatively, ISIS or ISIL) is considered to be the richest terror organization in the world; as of June 2014, it was…View More ISIS’ Looting Economy: Financial and Cultural Implications
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is nothing new, but the escalation last summer was tremendously significant. It began with the kidnapping and murder of…View More Will This Ceasefire Hold?
A millennium ago, the Middle East and its great cities such as Baghdad and Damascus led in the creation of many innovations that came to…View More The Non-Islamic Non-State