Book Review: Ever The Diplomat (Sherard Cowper-Coles)

Ever The Diplomat, by Sherard Cowper-Coles This illuminating account of a leading Diplomat’s career promises much and largely delivers, though it is mostly lacking the incisive analysis of his previous book, Cables from Kabul. The memoir of Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles stands tall nonetheless, offering valuable insights into some of the largest world events of the… Read More Book Review: Ever The Diplomat (Sherard Cowper-Coles)

The Garissa University Attacks & Al Shabaab

Al Shabaab have their roots in the hard-line sections of the Islamic Courts Union, a group of Sharia councils that effectively ran Southern Somalia in the mid twenty-first century. Originally aimed at legitimately governing Somalia, Al Shabaab enjoyed an initial period of success in which they ruled over large parts of the nation. However, repeated… Read More The Garissa University Attacks & Al Shabaab

MSF Calls the EU’s Deadly Mediterranean Bluff

This post has been moved here from my previous blog site.  The esteemed humanitarian organisation, Medecin San Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), has announced that it will launch a second Search and Rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea after a deadly week that has claimed the lives of nearly 1000 people. As International pressure mounts for an about-turn… Read More MSF Calls the EU’s Deadly Mediterranean Bluff