Opinion Archive

Steve Chapman: Trump’s Brazen Hypocrisy On Human Rights Issues
As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights.

“The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years,” noted Donald Trump on Twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for “rising up to demand freedom and opportunity” and endorsed their “unalienable right to chart their …

Michael Fallon Is Silencing Rights Groups So He Can Sell More Weapons To Saudi Arabia
Defence secretary provokes backlash from human rights groups for emphasising sale of fighter jets to the kingdom

Michael Fallon urged MPs to stop criticising Saudi Arabia in the interests of securing a fighter jet deal, provoking sharp criticism from human rights and arms trade campaigners. The defence secretary was giving evidence to …

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Trump’s Decision Isolates US From The Whole World
Iran's foreign minister said in an interview released Saturday that President Trump's decision to declare Iran noncompliant with an Obama-era nuclear deal will harm the United States's credibility with foreign leaders.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, who negotiated the 2015 deal on behalf of Iran, told CBS News that Trump’s decision sets a precedent that any U.S. foreign policy be viewed as expiring every four years. “Nobody else …

ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize Proves Corbyn’s Claim To Be The ‘Political Mainstream’
At Labour’s 2017 conference, Jeremy Corbyn told party members that they are now the “political mainstream”. And the Nobel Peace Prize awarded this year suggests that’s absolutely true.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee gave the peace prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on 6 October. ICAN has been instrumental in securing a new UN treaty on getting rid of nuclear …

Ḥusayn Ibn Ali: The First Man Who Opposed The Founding Fathers Of ISIS
Upon reviewing historical books that shed light onto the history and development of Islam, we are subjected to an event that changed the course of the entire religion.

This event has both influenced and inspired our planet’s most prominent leaders and thinkers, resulting in figures such as Mahatma Ghandi saying “If India wants to be a successful country, it must follow in the …