Tag: ISIS

British Representation In Film Has Failed Its Society

At the beginning of March, critically acclaimed actor and musician Riz Ahmed (from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Night Of) presented a speech at the British House of Commons for Channel 4’s annual diversity lecture. His talk focused on racial diversity…

Making Amends: U.S. Military Talks Turkey

America’s former ambassador to Turkey, James Jeffrey, once noted, “you have to deal with the Turkey you have, rather than the one you’d like to have,” underscoring the importance of America’s critical Middle Eastern ally regardless of its leaders’ ideological leanings.…

Donald Trump and the Arab World War

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has aroused a variety of reactions throughout the Middle East. Given the many contradicting statements Mr. Trump made on the campaign trail, it is hard to gauge his preferences…

The Terminology of Terrorists

In a time period that promotes the importance of political correctness, this necessity has also spread to include the terms that designate terrorist groups. This is currently most clearly seen through the various titles assigned to the organisation known as the…

In the Shadows of Mosul

On October 17th, Iraqi forces led the advance on Mosul to recapture the city that had fallen to the self-proclaimed Islamic State in June 2014. Emboldened by their capture of Fallujah and further territory in Syria, 800 militants of the Islamic State attacked…

They Die to Kill: A Brief History and Analysis of Suicide Terrorism

“…We only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always.” – The Irish Republican Army, Irish republican paramilitary group. In the 20th Century, suicide terrorism was an outlying, exotic tactic used sparsely by a handful of groups. Not…