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‘Art has No Country’ British Museum events

Is a flower political because you drew it? How can an object as simple as a flower become political? That’s the question posed to Iranian artist Adsoon and Iraqi artist…

It’s high time the US re-evaluated its relationship with Israel

All the world’s a stage but, as the world’s hegemon, the United States are more than a mere player. After a year in which Israel’s domestic and coronavirus policy has…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death is not simply the end of ISIS

On Sunday 27 October, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was confirmed dead following a US raid, the video of which was later widely shared. This has, understandably, led…

Behind closed doors: inside occupied Palestine

This summer, I together with a group of British Jews spent five days exploring the complicated situation between Israel and Palestine. Despite the common misconception that all of Israel-Palestine is…

Reviving an oasis

Can Afghanistan and Iran work together to reverse an ecological catastrophe, and re-engineer a dead oasis? The Hamon oasis sits on the Iran-Afghanistan border in the Sistan region, near the…