A Double Dealer? French trade and a Persian peace

A Double Dealer? French trade and a Persian peace

This week saw a momentous victory for the leadership of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his argument that in opening up to the West on Iran’s own terms, the nation could isolate the US as opposed to being isolated. For now, things seem to be going in his...
Been up to much?

Been up to much?

    It’s been a busy few days up here both personally & politically. I’ve spent the last two days either wielding a paintbrush or gardening whilst desperately trying to keep up with the news – it’s hard being a politics junkie and having a life at the...
Demystifying Migration

Demystifying Migration

As a journalist, I find strength and security in the reassuring power and influence of the written and spoken word. In the words of Seamus Heaney: “Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests: snug as a gun.” But at a time of Muslim bans, Brexit, and...