Why aren’t we talking about how foreign aid serves national interest?

Sosa Sharon argues that we need to change how we talk about foreign aid Read More

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The UN’s Good vs. Bad Narrative Clears the Way for Sexual Violence and Impunity

Content warning: Rape, Sexual violence and abuse by Maya Goodfellow A Blue Helmet’s job is, quite literally, to keep the peace. The UN peacekeepers whose nickname comes from their characteristic headwear, are supposed to protect people in countries torn apart by war. However a steady drip of accusations coming out of the Central African Republic (CAR) suggests… Read More

Genocide: History Repeating

by Robert Kazandjian    ‘I became interested in genocide because it happened so many times. It happened to the Armenians, then after the Armenians, Hitler took action.’ – Raphael Lemkin On July the 11th, Muslim Bosniaks commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The Bosnian War raged as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia… Read More

Is the U.N fit for purpose?

by Chimene Suleyman Who defines how the peace is kept? How can it ever happen without any bias? First you would have to remove any circumstance that shapes our understanding of race – the bits that make us like and trust some nationalities, then despise others. A well-varied group of internationals, gender and class. And so… Read More

The Sinister Abuse of Women at Yarl’s Wood

by Chimene Suleyman  I cannot understand it. The thought process behind taking vulnerable women and detaining them like criminals. Many of the women who have come to Britain to seek asylum have done so with great concerns. These are women who have taken political jobs and stances against countries who now seek to kill them. They… Read More

Black Lives Matter: International Decade for People of African Descent

by Patrick Vernon  With the ongoing state police killing of black youth, men and women in the USA; Ebola, climate change, and Islamic led terrorism in Africa; fragile economies of the Caribbean; and growing health, economic and political social inequality in the UK and mainland Europe we are starting to feel like an endangered species!!!… Read More

A Reply to: Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Editors’ note: We published Assed Baig’s article Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex with our additional quotes on October 8th 2013, since then it has had over 30,000 views. This level of attention deserved a reply and the opportunity to give a platform to opposing views especially by women. This article was first published… Read More

The Forgotten Cry: DR Congo

From an outsider’s point of view by  Taimour Fazlani Frequently, the plights of certain peoples are forgotten, ignored, or left outside of general debate. This has been repeatedly true for the nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with a long history of colonial injustices followed by political strife, intense conflict, and economic… Read More