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Why Does the Confederate Flag Matter?

Why Does the Confederate Flag Matter?

In the aftermath of the Charleston Church shootings, the issue of race in the USA has yet again become the talk of the American media and American politicians. In particular, the controversial image of the Confederate Flag has become a lightning rod for criticism. But, why does the Confederate Flag matter? Although the Confederate Flag, as we… more

The Slumping Russian Economy

The Slumping Russian Economy

The Russian economy has started to contract according to the latest data from Russia’s economic ministry. Russia has faced problems at home regarding the global slump in oil prices, the collapse of the Rouble and falling consumer demand, but it’s international brand has suffered the most and will be a barrier to any future growth more

Quote of the Week

“Always vote for principle…

“Always vote for principle…

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost”. – John Quincy Adams (President of the United States, 1825-1829) Voting is one of the most important things you do in life. It is your way to empower yourself and empower an ideology… Continue Reading

Book Club

Book of the Month: June, 2015 – Headscarves and Hymens

Book of the Month: June, 2015 – Headscarves and Hymens

Mona Eltahawy aims to be provocative. She wants to tear apart the structure of Middle Eastern society that has developed over the last few centuries. By tearing it apart she hopes that she can liberate the female population, who have been subject to sexual harassment, rape, forced marriage and a myriad of other controls, restriction and limitations. It’s an ambitious plan and although its strong and brilliant rhetoric, at times Headscarves and Hymens fails to meet the lofty heights which Eltahawy has set herself. Continue Reading

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Peter Banham
Peter earned his BA in History & International Relations from the University of Lancaster, specialising in Development & Middle Eastern politics. He is currently undertaking an MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security at Kings College, London. Through A Little View of the World he writes on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.

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