Features

  • Personae non grata — how ISIS members are being stripped of their citizenship and potentially left stateless

    Neil Prakash, Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana share a lot in common. All three were born in western countries. They all left their home countries to join Islamic State. And they have all now been stripped of their citizenships. Mr Prakash was born in Melbourne, Australia. He converted to Islam in 2012 and left for Syria in 2013. Ms Begum was born in the United Kingdom and flew to Syria with two friends in 2015, ... ► Read more

  • The INF’s demise is an opportunity in disguise

    It’s official: the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is no more, and people are worried. On Friday (local time) United States President Donald Trump announced his administration was suspending the INF Treaty, prompting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to do the same. In effect, the US and Russia are now free to develop and deploy land-based, nuclear-capable missiles with a range of 500–5,500km. This definitely isn’t a good thing, but it isn’t as bad as ... ► Read more

  • Brexit is only a big deal for politicians

    On 23 June 2016 I was on a train, hurtling across the English countryside. Like every good law graduate, I was making a pilgrimage to see Lincoln Castle’s Magna Carta. Conspicuously absent from my journey was any indication that the dawn of the Brexit malaise was imminent, despite Britons heading to the polls that day to vote on whether to leave the European Union. In fact, most conspicuous for my entire visit was the apathy toward ... ► Read more

  • We’re on holiday!

    Dear readers, OPMagazine will be on holiday from December 25 to January 5. To our thousands of readers, we thank you sincerely for your patronage. This year, the world has seen some fantastic successes, as well as some shameful failures; and as an outlet, we have been there every step of the way to cover the good and the bad. Thank you for being there with us. From everyone here at OPMagazine, we wish you ... ► Read more

  • Chief Editor: Dear readers, OPMG is changing

    Dear readers, Olbrycht-Palmer Media Group is approaching its one year anniversary, and to mark the occasion we’re making some changes. As of Saturday 1 September 2018, the Olbrycht-Palmer Media Group publication will be rebranded as OPMagazine. When OPMG was launched nearly one year ago, I didn’t know where it would lead. The fundamental idea was to create a truly independent news organisation which cut through the noise and commentary of the 24/7 news cycle, and ... ► Read more

Opinion

In Stereo

  • Four questions with FETES

    • Sam Elliott

      Columnist

    • Matilda Elliott

      Columnist

    We first heard of the killer project that is FETES when we stumbled upon Cristian Campano after seeing him and his band Food Court play. We are big fans of Food Court and seized the opportunity to talk to the lead singer about the music industry, why Food Court didn’t play “I’ve been wrong” and FETES, all while Cristian generously shared his jug of beer with us. Through hearing FETES’ music, we decided this music is something ... ► Read more