Negative press ignores the necessity of the Syrian airstrikes
Commentary on the airstrikes which targeted the Assad regime early morning on April 14 has been, from right-wing to left-leaning British news outlets, overwhelmingly negative. The arguments against the strike…
The UK was wrong to join in the Syrian airstrikes
With the debate surrounding Theresa May’s decision to join France and the US in bombing a series of chemical warehouses and key targets, there has been arguably more fire and…
May plans Syrian intervention whatever the cost
The chemical attacks that occured in Douma, Syria on Saturday were barbaric and deserve a response. But rushing into world war three on the heels of a deranged despot armed…
A knee-jerk ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Syria would be ignorant
On April 7th, 2018 a number of sources reported an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held city of Douma in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. Exact numbers of casualties are hard to…
AUMF is America’s blank cheque for war
Since 2001, the United States has been engaged in the nebulous War on Terror, a war with no clarity nor end in sight. The legal justification for this forever-war is…
Travelling the Arab World: Lebanon
Sitting on the Mediterranean Sea and bordering Israel and Syria, Lebanon has an incredibly rich, but volatile history. The town of Byblos, just north of Beirut is one of the…
The Modern BRICS: Is Russia geographically predisposed to aggression?
I tried, I tried and I tried. Believe me, my best efforts were exerted in attempting to write an article on Russian geopolitics without mentioning the World Cup yet it…
Celebrities shouldn’t be expected to be political commentators
On Saturday night, Robert De Niro caused quite the stir when he took the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen at The Tony Awards. Instead of obsequiously rounding off Springsteen’s achievements…
Out of sight, out of mind: the drone debate
The MoD released a statement documenting the scale of Britain’s favour for unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) last month. The underreported statement was made in response to a freedom of…
Realpolitik: Iran, Iraq, and the Petrodollar
Following the announcement of US ‘snap-back sanctions’ on Iran, the European Union quickly pledged to mitigate the economic shortfall from frozen deals with Boeing, Airbus, Total and the like. Part…
Israel is at the mercy of mainstream media’s prejudice
Israel is wrongly depicted by the media as the clear and sole culprit of Palestinian suffering. Coverage on the Hamas-orchestrated protests along the Gaza border this week was no exception….
US withdrawal on Iranian sanction program fosters international instability
In January 2018, Trump reluctantly signed the waivers which maintained the suspension of sanctions on Iran. This signature has not allowed for much time to relax as the waiver has…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Managing Director
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