Category U.S.

While Trump Jr’s busy spilling the beans, Hillary Clinton makes her own confession [The Canary]

Book review of ‘How I Lost By Hillary Clinton’ from OR Books. First published in The Canary on 14 July 2017:   There have been many articles and comments about why Clinton lost her election campaign. And it’s often been the stance of the Democratic Party itself to blame Russian interference, the electoral college system, and […]

Ali Youssefi – Reinventing The Urban Lifestyle [The Iranian]

Interview and feature on Ali Youssefi, a property developer trying to bring more affordable housing to Sacramento, California in the most equitable way. First published in The Iranian on 10 May 2017: Sacramento, once known as a ‘staid government town,’ has been undergoing a gradual evolution. While retaining its historical character, a raft of regeneration […]

Everest to NYC: Female Saudi mountain-climber scales new summits [The New Arab]

Q&A with Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest while she is at the NYC Women in the World Summit 2017. First published in The New Arab on 6 April 2017: Raha Moharrak, the renowned mountain climber who was the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, often tells an endearing story […]

If you’re wondering how the hell Trump happened, this book reveals all [The Canary]

Book review on ‘Trump Unvailed’ by John K. Wilson. First published in The Canary on 10 March 2017: Unless you’ve been living on Mars (which looks like a great place to be these days), you’ll know who Donald Trump is. But how the hell did he get into one of the most powerful positions in […]

An equal-rights bi-national one-state solution is the only solution [The New Arab]

Did Trump just kill off the two-state solution? The time has come for a single-state, with equal rights for all, before Israel creates one without Palestinians. First published in The New Arab on 17 february 2017: In the three weeks since Donald Trump took presidential office, he has besmirched the White House with a tornado […]

If Trump keeps this up, Yemen’s quagmire could become a real proxy war [Middle East Eye]

Opinion piece on the White House’s clumsy meddling in Yemen that will inevitably worsen the conflict, benefitting al-Qaeda. First published in Middle East Eye on 14 February 2017: US counter-terrorism operations in Yemen are not new. Neither are foreign interventions, like the disastrous ones that thrived under Obama, whose administration managed to keep the body […]

Thousands of Brits tell Trump where to shove his Muslim ban, and MPs have the best response

On the ground report of London protests – part of nationwide protests – against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying that Britain should not welcome the President in a state visit. At the same time, in the House of Commons, MPs debated an emergency motion condemning the US ban. First published in The Canary on 31 January 2017: […]