The lack of democracy in the EU is a myth

  This is a simple article designed counter the myth that the EU is undemocratic. There are three important decision making bodies in the EU. They include the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European commission. How exactly do the British people elect these bodies? We directly elect the European Parliament in … More The lack of democracy in the EU is a myth

An Englishman in Romania: a journey that changed my life

After walking down revolution square in Bucharest two days after the resignation of the Romanian government led by Victor Ponta, the feeling in the air was palpable. Although the square was surrounded by police and the protests had largely died away, there was still a strong palpable feeling of triumph in the air. Ordinary Romanians … More An Englishman in Romania: a journey that changed my life

Could a hybrid state be a path way to peace in Syria?

So what are we dealing with currently in Syria and Iraq? So called ISIS have become determined, well equipped, well organized and well-funded.   This organization became prominent “following the June 2014 military advance over northern Iraq(International Crisis Group, 2014:3) The so called Islamic State now controls a huge expanse of territory in Iraq and Syria … More Could a hybrid state be a path way to peace in Syria?