Who I am and why I’m here

The United States has always been fascinating to me. After visiting a few times in my childhood and teens I found it to be an amazing place. I moved to Washington DC for twelve months in 2015 to really experience what life is like as an American.

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.

Baghdadi death; the cycle of Islamic figurehead will continue and so will the conflict.

On October 26, 2019 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a military conquest undertaken by American forces in Idlib in Syria. His death however positive in the short run will mean little for counter-terrorism in the long run. Many commentators around the world praised Trump for this operation and stated its importance to the fight against terrorism in … Continue reading Baghdadi death; the cycle of Islamic figurehead will continue and so will the conflict.

Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.

2017 has been a historical year for Kenya. Never before has the country’s presidential result been overturned; the first for Africa as a continent in fact. The decision however has divided many people who feel it has been a great example of Kenya’s democratic progress, while others feel it is harming the country’s political reputation … Continue reading Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.