James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey is a freelance journalist and writer who splits his time between the US, the UK, and further afield, and writes for various international media. He previously served in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan with the British Army. He is finishing a book about his army experiences and the challenges of leaving the military and adjusting to a strange new civilian world. Follow him on Twitter: @jrfjeffrey and Instagram: james_rfj

The Ethiopian prime minister’s Nobel Peace Prize appears increasingly ludicrous as he risks civil war

You don’t have to rush the Bastille to regain some freedom; a French kiss will suffice

It doesn’t always pay to follow the most organised and efficient path

Not another Armistice Day to get through. And what about all the other pressing issues for which there is no poppy?

Just when we need it more and ever, society’s sense of humour appears to be in terminal decline

Why do Christianity and Judaism still find it so hard to get along?

A benign trip to hospital offered a stark reminder that consciousness hangs by a deathly thread

Since the Cold War we have, to our detriment, become increasingly blinded to the wisdom of the Old Russia

The United States’s travel ban makes us all poorer

Why is it that Africa has seemingly dealt with the coronavirus pandemic better than the rest of the world?