At the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Barack Obama engaged in a classic piece of repartee with his audience. The President announced that ‘the Jonas Brothers are here. They’re out there somewhere’, and went on to notify the band that his daughters ‘Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don’t get any ideas. … More ‘Walking us on a Rickety Bridge’: assessing President Obama’s legacy in the Muslim world.
‘You don’t slip into a civil war overnight. You don’t go to sleep and the following day there is civil war. Civil war creeps forward insidiously in very subtle ways, and we need to detect its early signs’ – Mowaffak al-Rubie, Iraqi statesman and civil rights campaigner. On 10th June 2014 Mosul fell to Islamic … More Islamic State in Iraq – a brief history.