Donald Trump isn’t threatening the Iran nuclear deal for the reasons he says

Daniel Khalili-Tari argues that if Trump finds Iran noncompliant with its 2015 nuclear agreement in October, the results could be catastrophic for the country and world politics Read More

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Hollywood’s Awards Season Fascination with Rape and Sexual Abuse

by Winnie M Li  Content warning: includes references to rape and sexual abuse A few months ago at the Golden Globes, Isabelle Huppert won a Golden Globe for playing a rape survivor, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won for playing a rapist-murderer. While subsequent awards shows haven’t panned out the same way, both actors continue to be lauded… Read More

Facing Mirrors: The Story of Eddie a Trans Man in Iran

by Huma Munshi Facing Mirrors (2011) is a Farsi film which tells the story of young trans man, Eddie, as he struggles to escape a family who are forcing him into marriage so that they may maintain their family ‘honour’. One of the most poignant films that I’ve seen on honour-based oppression, Facing Mirrors  juxtaposes… Read More

Terror and I

by Roya Arab The first time I encountered terrorism was when I was very young. Holed up in our hotel in the 1970s, the Intercontinental by Hyde Park roundabout, we stared out of our suite onto the emptied wide street as a search was undertaken for the bomb. This was an IRA tactic; they would… Read More