I’ve had a really busy few weeks back in the UK, so thought I would share a few links to some of my recent work.
This blog looks at the stereotype of the “angry Arab”, arguing that such media narratives matter because they shape the way the world understands events.
Ending child marriage
On 30 September, I took part in a New Statesman/World Vision fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. It was an interesting panel discussion, at the Town Hall, and I’ll post audio when it’s available.
I’ve recently started blogging regularly for the New Humanist, which is the magazine of the Rationalist Association (and hosted at their website).
This post, written after my trip to the Tory conference in Manchester, looks at Theresa May’s new immigration bill.
After the fourth bombing in Peshawar in just a few weeks, I wrote a piece about Peshawar, the targeting of polio vaccinators, and the aims of terrorist violence.
Middle East Monitor
I blog regularly for MEMO, but here are a couple of longer pieces I’ve written recently.
This piece compares the 2013 Egyptian coup and the 1999 Pakistani coup.
I interviewed Alvaro de Soto, the former UN special envoy to the Middle East whose leaked “end of mission” report in 2007 caused a stir.