The Six Day War

Lasting a total of 6 days, a war which broke out on June 5th 1967 between Israel and its neighbours shaped the course of history and had devastating consequences, many of which are still felt in Middle Eastern politics today. To contextualise the conflict, relations between Israel and its neighbouring states: Egypt, Syria and Jordan…

The Theoretical Pitfalls and Effects of the U.K. Counter-Terrorism Policy: “Prevent” on Muslim Communities.

“If the idea was to understand the roots of extremism, the roots of radicalisation, by putting a magnifying glass across the Muslim communities of Great Britain, what has happened is that has widened the schism between the ‘Muslim’ us and the British ‘other’.” – Aminul Hoque, a Lecturer at the University of London. Following the…

Critical reflection on the disproportionate usage of police force against black citizens in America

In the United States of America, the disproportionate usage of police force against black citizens has proved to be a contentious topic and not a new phenomenon (Fleetwood, 1982). Historically, the issue of excessive force being disproportionally utilised against black Americans has affected many regions within the United States of America; however, honourable mentions go…