The Iran Crisis Explained

On January 3rd, President Donald Trump authorised a drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport in Iraq that resulted in the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, sending the international community reeling. The United States has been caught in a vicious cycle of violence and retaliation within the Middle East for several decades, involved in a plethora of seemingly never-ending conflicts. For the vast majority of … Continue reading The Iran Crisis Explained

Crowns and Hijabs: The Iran Chess Championship Boycott

Female US Chess Champ Protests Being Forced to Wear a Hijab in the Iran World Championship documented by John A. O’Dowd. The 2016 US Women’s Chess Champion, Nazí Paikidze, has stated that she will not take part in the 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship, due to Iranian Penal Law dictating she must wear a hijab if she is to take part in the world tournament. … Continue reading Crowns and Hijabs: The Iran Chess Championship Boycott