ISIS’ unwitting ally: the Western media

An unlikely symbiotic relationship is developing between the western media and ISIS. Every brutal execution video ISIS produces provides a sensationalist story for newspapers to report on. The media duly propagates the video and advertises its existence to the public. It has reached the stage where journalists are trawling the internet looking for the next […]

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Debate: We should not escalate the conflict against ISIS

NATO is the most powerful military organisation ever; the alliance spent over $1 trillion on defence last year, with the USA accounting for the lion’s share. It makes intuitive sense that all these expensive weapons should allow us to defeat poorly equipped groups like ISIS with ease. But that belief fundamentally misunderstands the nature of […]

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