The Libyan smugglers: Buying people’s dreams

The toppling of long-term leader Muammer Gaddaffi in 2011 led to a power vacuum and instability, with no authority in full control. With two rival administrations and a UN backed Government of National Unity Libya has descended into a state of anarchy. This lack of central control has constructed estimates of up to 1,700 militia … Continue reading The Libyan smugglers: Buying people’s dreams

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ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

Mosul fell under Islamic State (ISIS) control on 10th of June 2014, after ISIS fighters entered through the desert from Syria. At this time nearly 30,000 Iraqi soldiers left their weapons and deserted the city, leaving Mosul in the hands of ISIS fighters. ISIS took control of the airport, the Nineveh governorate offices, and the … Continue reading ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

The French National Front

In the wake of 'Brexit' and 'Trumpism', is France next in line for a shock to the political system? Founded in 1972 and presided by Marine Le Pen, the National Front is a conservative-nationalist political party in France originally formed with the mission of unifying multiple right-wing nationalist movements. Having pledged to “take back full control of … Continue reading The French National Front

A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls

Nigeria’s Islamist Group Boko Haram has continually wreaked havoc in recent years, rampaging through the northeast of the country in their attempt to overthrow the government and create an Islamic State. Members of the group have committed heinous acts such as a wave of abductions, assassinations and bombings. In April 2014, 276 female school children … Continue reading A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls