My piece in The New Arab on why we must overcome disillusionment with development by focusing on the individual people whose prosperity hangs in the balance.
The necessity of the “special relationship” – however embarassing – is based on an assumption that Britain would be critically weakened without America. But when have America listened to UK advice anyway, apart from when it aligned with their own in the first place?Read more "The only fiction bigger than the “special relationship” is Britain’s need for America at all."
My piece for The New Arab on Donald Trump’s presidency and what it could mean for a future Palestinian state.Read more "Could Trump’s presidency provide the shakeup that Palestine needs?"
Eight men control the same wealth as the world’s bottom 50%, and people will tell you it has to be that way. But it doesn’t.Read more "Ignore the denialists. We all have the power to reverse wealth inequality."
The right-wing press have always had it in for development spending. Now with Patel at DFID’s helm, it’s clear the Daily Mail lynch mob is in charge of development. Women and girls in Ethiopia are simply the latest victim of Britain’s new found selfishness.Read more "With Priti Patel at the helm, the Daily Mail lynch mob is now in charge of DFID"
In the short-term Donald Trump’s pro-Israel hawkishness is a disaster for Palestine. But an increasingly belligerent EU and a shakeup of domestic and international political consensus could prove future assets to a bid for Palestinian statehood.Read more "Could Trump’s pro-Israel presidency be the political shakeup that Palestine needs?"
My friend Alex Green defends volunteers in Greece fighting to help refugees who have all but been abandoned by the international community.Read more "Volunteers in Greece are “drunks, dimwits and hoarders”: a response"