The 2017 Women’s Marches

The 2017 women’s marches were a worldwide political spectacle, in which more than 2.5 million people across 168 countries participated in. Whilst the marches were originally organized to publicly voice opposition to the #Trump election, the marches’ purpose morphed and became broader. They called for the safeguarding of not only women’s rights, but the liberties … Continue reading The 2017 Women’s Marches


Freedom of Religion in America

The freedom to believe, practice and preach any religion is an unalienable fundamental right, imperative to the maintenance of social cohesion. In the USA this principle has been protected by both the secular and the religious through legal guarantees and religious edicts; but periods in which humanity has enjoyed this ostensible luxury are rare. And … Continue reading Freedom of Religion in America

“She doesn’t have the stamina”

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and consequential loss of the US 2016 Presidential election symbolises a key moment in time for women across the world. It is clear that the white, (semi) working-class members of the American public feel disregarded by the political elite, which has widened divisions in society throughout the course of the Obama administration. … Continue reading “She doesn’t have the stamina”

A Reflection on the US 2016 Presidential Elections

US President elect Donald Trump will have a freer hand on foreign policy than he does on domestic affairs. Awkward though. He has declared he will be friendly with Russia but tougher with Russia’s companion in arms Iran. It will be difficult to square that circle. At Al Khawatir we disagree with some of America’s … Continue reading A Reflection on the US 2016 Presidential Elections