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Iran’s miscalculation

Iran women

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the 3rd of January Iran and its allies reacted with outrage over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. In the political ramble that ensued short afterwards, Iran vowed to take revenge over the IRGC’s Quds Force leader’s death. Needless to say, Iran had to show some form of reaction in order not to loose…

Why the killing of Qasem Soleimani isn’t war


Reading Time: 2 minutes Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force was killed in a US drone strike on the 3nd of January 2020. Killed with him was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Soleimani was considered to be the architect of Tehran’s…


International Relations Jobs: What you need to know


Reading Time: 3 minutes You are considering a career in International Relations and need some directions on how to go about. This article is one of a series of articles designed to help you with your personal career development in International Relations. As with any career, a career in International Relations requires dedication, and a pro-active attitude.

Brexit and populism


Reading Time: 4 minutes This is a re-post of a blog post I did on own blog in 2016. Three years later and Brexit still hasn’t happened or has it? The one constant in Europe thus far has been populism. The word Brexit shows everything wrong with politics these days. And not just with politics and politicians but also…

PM Boris Johnson’s ‘new’ deal….again

Reading Time: 2 minutes While members of Parliament have been sparring for months over the deal Boris Johnson proposes to the European Union with Brexit, there seems to have been a breakthrough from the MPs in Westminster, but the EU is not so receptive. While Boris Johnson currently needs only 30 more opposing votes to turn in his favor,…