Tagged: Islamic State

US Army Stryker armoured fighting vehicles outside the town of Manbij in northern Syria. (Photo: NPR)

Quicksand

Recently, the United States has been increasing its military presence on the ground in Syria. The additional deployments have good intentions, but could very easily make the situation worse. The 59 Tomahawk missiles that...

Smoke rises during clashes in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq (Photo: Thaier Al-Sudani/ Reuters)

Madness in Mosul

The rise of populists and of IS stem from the same root cause: disillusionment with “the system”. That is why the defeat of IS will take so much more than just military force. The...

Turkish tanks amassed on the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: News Treasure)

Invasion.

After numerous recent terror attacks on its soil, Turkey has finally decided to take a more active role in the Syrian Civil War. This move is welcomed by many, but is not without its...

The famous “Napalm girl” photo, taken during the Vietnam War. (Photo: Nick Ut)

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

We’ve become desensitised to war – and frightened of it. Katy Bennett argues that this is a dangerous combination. Britain has almost been constantly at war for the past 100 years, but since World...

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn. (Photo: www.insidehousing.co.uk)

War is not Helping

The road to war is paved with good intentions. We want to help, but instead cause death, destruction and destabilisation. Shortly before MPs voted in favour of air strikes in Syria, shadow foreign secretary...

One hashtag provided the perfect response. (Photo: @BIGTOBZSF/Twitter @MOFAROOQ9/Twitter)

They ain’t no Muslims, bruv

After the recent Leytonstone Station terrorist attacks, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv began trending on Twitter. If there’s one thing that shows we cannot blame everyday Muslims for so-called Islamic State, it’s this. Islam has nothing...

Bomb Syria at Your Own Risk

France is posturing for war and Britain looks set to join them. Matthew Howlett argues that David Cameron would be making a mistake to do the same. Needless to say, the brutal and tragic...

Refugees deserve our help just as much as our own citizens. (Photo: Getty Images)

Blaming Refugees Won’t Work

The terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris last week shouldn’t be blamed on refugees. In the aftermath of such horrific events, we must turn to love, not rejection. Like many people on Friday night,...

Nato and the world stand in solidarity with France – it’s time to walk the walk. (Photo: David Little UK)

Dogs of War

After the events in Paris, Matt Gillow argues that what we need is a war. On Saturday night, French President François Hollande declared the attacks on Paris, carried out by so-called Islamic State, killing...

Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey and former leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) (Photo: Guardian)

Turkey’s Troublesome Turn

Turkey is heading down a dangerous path. What happens next will have significant implications, not just for the Turkish people, but for anyone that wants a future of peace and freedom. Turkish politics has...

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