Getting to Trinity was one of the greatest emotional rollercoasters of my life, and I can now say that I’m beyond glad I reached my destination eventually. I won’t deny that studying at Trinity was far from being my first …
The hypocrisy of the west
Ines Niarchos argues that the ‘pragmatic’ approach of western foreign policy is a hypocritical one full of double-standards
Death of a Dictator: the wider question?
“…it is ironic to note that Guantanamo Bay, a haven of abuse in Cuba, is under US control.”
Last week Fidel Castro died. Reaction from politicians has been mixed, from Donald Trump’s declaration …
What refugees? I don’t see any
A critical look at Ireland’s response to the refugee crisis
Ireland to date has only managed to meet 7.8% of its promised refugee resettlement quota. The Irish Refugee Protection Programmes (IRPP) was established in September 2015 in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.
The Department of Justice and …
The war against ISIL and the illusion of choice
The fight won’t be over before Christmas. Their brand of government is self-destructive, but their belief in their cause is absolute. If unchallenged, the beheadings will only become more frequent.
Russia and Syria: Should Have Seen it Coming
Russia’s unilateral intervolvement in Syria is the consequence of a forgotten intervention
At the moment in Syria we are witnessing one of the most significant shifts in the international community in recent years: the now huge role that Russia is playing in the Middle East. Russia has committed to a drawn out …
There should be a military occupation of Syria – and Ireland should be part of it
If we truly care about the Syrian people we should make it so that they do not have to flee in broken boats across the Mediterranean. We should do what is hard and save their lives.
There is an illusion that often afflicts many people of all sides in the discussion of international affairs. We tend to believe, whether to attribute blame or to call for action, that we in the West can steer the world. …