Drew Smith

Interested in International Security, Terrorism and Geopolitics. Constantly on the look out for my next travel adventure.

Category Archives: MENA Security

The legacy Qatar can expect from the 2022 World Cup if it doesn’t abandon its kafala system

“Human beings are born free, and no one has the right to enslave, humiliate, oppress or exploit them.” Thus proclaims the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, signed by … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Debunking the Islamist versus non-Islamist framing of the current chaos: extremism has little to do with Libya’s polarisation into two rival blocs

Three and a half years after NATO’s intervention created the space for the ouster of Col Muammar Gaddaffi, Libya is once again failing as a state and teeters on the … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE UK’S CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE

My research and analysis was recently included in this report, published by defence and security think-tank The Henry Jackson Society, on the first 100 days of the UK’s campaign against the … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment