By Katerina Karakatsanis On the 2nd of March, Northern Ireland will hold new elections. Although Northern Ireland went to the polls as recently as eight months ago, these early elections are the result of the breakdown of the power-sharing government. … Continue reading The Broken Land of Orange and Green: Once Again Causing Headaches for Westminster
By Geoff Moore The “Jungle” camp of Calais, in northern France, was thrust back into the headlines late last month when French President Francois Hollande declared the camp would soon be completely dismantled. This comes about seven months after the … Continue reading Morality and Reality in the Jungle
By Geoff Moore I wrote my undergraduate thesis on the potential for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and the Kurds in the east of the country, to find a path towards de-escalation of the long conflict. The Kurdish … Continue reading Turkey’s Coup Attempt is a Forewarning to Kurds
by Larissa Schober On 2 June this year, the German parliament voted for a resolution that declared the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. Without hesitation, the Turkish response was to withdraw its ambassador from Germany. … Continue reading Why’s genocide so political?
By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson During the last few years, the tiny Gulf nation of Bahrain has seen an unprecedented number of its citizens getting their citizenships revoked by their own government. Although Bahrain is by far the worst offender, this measure … Continue reading Revoking citizenships in Bahrain, Turkey and France: why is going rogue en vogue?
By Geoff Moore On Saturday January 16th I visited the refugee camp in Calais, France known as the ‘Jungle.’ I was among a group of British volunteers who travel to Calais to help clean up the camp. The majority of … Continue reading AKA “The Jungle.” A day in Calais.
by Katerina Karakatsanis The recent airstrikes debate in the British Commons involved historical examples ranging from Iraq to Srebrenica. The example of Kosovo as a ‘blue-print’ has been raised by many different governments including the United States.[i] This piece … Continue reading The Kosovo Airstrikes Precedent: A ‘One-Size-Fits-All’?
By Geoff Moore The United States has been slower than Europe to start seriously debating the refugee and migrant crisis. This is not entirely surprising since Europe is far easier to get to for Syrians and others fleeing their home … Continue reading Republicans and the Politicization of Refugees
By Geoff Moore In the House of Commons on December 2nd, British MPs debated the question of expanding airstrikes into Syria against ISIS. Conservatives and others who support the Prime Minister’s plan have presented airstrikes as a moral duty and … Continue reading Airstrikes in Syria and the Language used to Justify War
By Katerina Karakatsanis Why does Harakas, a Greek theologian, describe the Ottoman invasion as “etched in my psyche” when he was born hundreds of years after this event? Why does James McClean, a Derry footballer for West Brom, refuse to … Continue reading But the conflict is over?