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
This article has changed its tone and gone through a romance of its own since I first left for the USA in August last year. I started out as a hopeless romantic, but with editing became more cynical about the trials and tribulations of long distance love. Many people leave for their international adventure in love with someone at home. Some return eager … Continue reading Not-So Lonely Planet: Erasmus (Not Always) Orgasmus
I kneeled on the hardwood floor of my room sobbing, looking at the cold body lying in front of me. She had been split into two halves, her dark-lined repository gutted and open; ready to be embalmed for our next life. Let’s talk about Janice. Janice caught my eye with her bargain price and offensively tacky appearance from the top shelf in Penneys. I wasn’t out of … Continue reading The Not-So Lonely Planet: Janice to Jetlag: Adjusting to the USA
In the lead up to the presidential inauguration Luke Holmes documents the life of President-Elect Trump. It would be true to say that you cannot go anywhere without hearing the name Donald Trump. The man who was elected by the United States of America to be their 45th President and the first republican in the White House since George Bush. We seem to have grown … Continue reading Trump: A Biography Built With Brick and Mortar
Ryan O’Neill reports on the haphazard and theatrical Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The astonishing rise of “Donald Trump – The Politician” broke new ground last week. At the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio the oft-quoted “presumptive” GOP nominee moniker officially became that of confirmed nominee. Hillary-hating, tales of humble cornfield beginnings and a motley selection of speakers marked a suitably eventful RNC … Continue reading RNC: #Trump2016 Takes Centre Stage
With #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter, #PoliceLivesMatter, it’s become hard to gauge what lives matter, and what lives are worth trash. Of course unless a title like Black Lives Matter isn’t suppressing other non-black lives, but rather bringing attention to some dilemma that needs to be solved. As seen by the other two twitter hashtags some people are opposed to the cause. So what is the cause? The … Continue reading Who’s Lives Matter?