Shamima Begum is not innocent, but she is still British

There is no question that Shamima Begum is not an innocent bystander. Despite her claims that she was “just a housewife”, she shows no remorse for her decision to join Islamic State, even where specific atrocities are highlighted. In interviews last year, she managed to justify the Manchester Arena bombing as a retaliation against coalition […]


India’s Controversial Citizens (Amendment) Act

Protests have erupted across many Indian cities throughout December after the Citizens (Amendment) Act was passed by the Parliament of India. In amending a 64 year old citizenship law, the CAA allows all religious minorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to fast-track Indian citizenship. The Hindu nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Modi and his Bharatiya […]

Science Technology

Questions of citizenship and humanity surround Sophia the humanoid robot

Sophia the humanoid robot designed by Hanson Robotics has become a powerful international figure. It spoke at the United Nations, traveled the world chatting with talk show hosts, and even appeared on the cover to Elle Brazil (talk about unattainable body standards). To add to this already impressive list, last week at the Future Investment […]