Tag Archives: Middle East

The War in the Middle East: An End In Sight?

In a week like this, you might expect me to give my insights on Charlie Hebdo and everything surrounding it. But I won’t. I assume that for regular readers it isn’t difficult to guess what my views are, and either … Continue reading

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Obama’s Hypocrisy: The CIA Torture Report

The CIA released a secret document detailing their interrogation techniques up to 2009, and one man is celebrating the harsh realities it reveals: Barack Obama. After all, he is the one who put a stop to the programme, so with … Continue reading

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The Political Situation of Yemen Explained

Over the past six weeks, I have been writing a book that is set in Yemen. Now, don’t worry, I’m not here to talk you into buying it (mostly because it’s not been published yet and probably won’t be for … Continue reading

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Insights From Bahrain #1

When you arrive in an Islamic country for the first time in your life, being warned by friends and family about the “terrible” things you will encounter, there are a couple of things you might end up expecting: hijabs and … Continue reading

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Bahrain? Can You Eat That?

Admittedly, it is very small, but I’m afraid to inform you that the answer to the title of this post is a very simple “no”. Perhaps you knew that, but chances are that you had never heard of Bahrain before. … Continue reading

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Turkey and the European Union: Why Exclusion is Wrong

Islam is quite frightening. Not the actual religion, of course, but the perception most people in the West have of it is pretty darn scary. It’s no wonder then that even after about two decades of lobbying, Turkey still isn’t … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech is an Illusion

For many decades now, people in the West have looked down upon the rest of the world for their lack of freedom. Russia is constantly criticised for its anti-gay laws, the Middle East is seen as the breeding place for … Continue reading

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