How India, Pakistan and Afghanistan sought peace, power and influence in the region via the US; 2001-2010.

The Middle East and Central Asia has always been newsworthy when it comes to western involvement in both regions. Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and the first Gulf war in 1991 were all closely followed on the news. Indeed, the first Gulf war was the first war on a 24 hour news cycle with constant updates - which … Continue reading How India, Pakistan and Afghanistan sought peace, power and influence in the region via the US; 2001-2010.

Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.

The Iraq war in 2003 was viewed by many Iraqis as the continuation of its colonial past which it had endured under western occupation. Pre-war there was many nations across the world which came out with the biggest anti-war demonstrations since Vietnam. This didn't change the result. The US and Uk went to war. Prior … Continue reading Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.

More military bombardment in Afghanistan is illogical and has proven not to work.

It is widely believed that Albert Einstein coined the phrase regarding the definition of insanity - which was, to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. I would argue that US foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East more broadly is a good example of how such powerful institutions behaviour … Continue reading More military bombardment in Afghanistan is illogical and has proven not to work.