Hilary Aked is a London-based researcher and freelance journalist currently writing their PhD which examines the pro-Israel lobby in the UK.
Comment: The German chancellor's endorsement of a ban on full face veils is an attempt to claw back votes amid rising right wing populist sentiment in Germany, writes Hilary Aked.
Comment: Discussion of the 'alt right' and a fixation on figures like Spencer is distracting from more pressing threats on the horizon, writes Hilary Aked
Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes Hilary Aked
Comment: Black Lives Matter's solidarity with Palestinians and support for BDS fits into a wider programme of progressive politics that is beginning to rattle Israel, writes Hilary Aked.
Comment: Counter-extremism quacks offering training in spotting 'radicalisation' are cashing in on the government's controversial Prevent strategy, writes Hilary Aked
Comment: Hilary Aked uncovers the flimsy and unreliable nature of the 'science' on which Prevent - the UK's counter-extremism strategy - is founded.
Comment: Yemen's civil war should be situated in the context of the regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran, writes Hilary Aked
Comment: UK complicity in Saudi state violence is having devastating consequences for the conflict in Yemen, writes Hilary Aked
Comment: Policies of white supremacy and racial segregation have previously led countries to be banned from the Olympics. Is it time for a sporting boycott of Israel? asks Hilary Aked
Comment: Hilary Aked argues that decision-makers have long failed to represent the public in foreign policy.