Abu Ghraib

Manning Should Never Have Been in the US Military's Crosshairs

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Chelsea Manning should have her crushing 35-year sentence commuted by President Obama to the three-and-a-quarter years she's already spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentence... What purpose is there in further punishing a woman who has, when all's said and done, helped publicise deeply troubling incidents.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq's Growing Ambitions

Robin Simcox | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

After two extremely bloody and costly interventions in Iraq in recent times, there is surely little enthusiasm for a third. However, the growing al-Qaeda threat in that country may force Iraq to once again be prioritised.

Atrocity in Public Relations

Julian Stallabrass | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Stallabrass

The Vietnam War is, of course, in retrospect seen as a PR disaster for US power: the spectacle that eventually emerged of the world's greatest military force applying its full weight and technological prowess against peasants and the very land on which they lived was an ugly one.

The War on Terror Is Dead ... Long Live the War on Terror?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Terrorism is indeed a crime that needs to be confronted. The allegations against Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan are serious and need proper judicial consideration. Yet neither of these men have had any chance to defend the allegations against them, which they both contest vehemently

When Will the Endless Military Defenders Confess to Their Stupidity?

Scott Hill | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

Shame should weigh heavily on the shoulders of those who choose to defend, or ignore, our military's shameful acts. How many tragic incidents do you write off as mistakes before you accept, albeit begrudgingly, that there is an institutional problem manifesting within our armed forces?

10th Anniversary of 9/11: Counting the Cost of Political Opportunism

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Some are now beginning to accept that the treatment of Muslims has indeed been embarrassing. A sense of objectivity and balance seems to be gradually returning.

The Wretched "War on Terror" and the Rule of Law

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The universality of human rights, respect for the rule of law, and avoiding double standards in dealing with nations and individuals should become the guiding principles of America and Britain.