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

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

Despite Covid-19 rates spiking, it was a dormant virus that caught the author out as he tried to venture through Spain

Public memory of the war in Iraq fails to consider the human cost

BLM have few words for the continent with the largest number of vulnerable black lives

It’s the cheap and cheerful taverns that offer a home for any traveller

25 years on from Srebrenica and our Balkan interventions

The Ethiopian emperor has fallen in leafy Wimbledon, but there’s more to his demise than meets the eye

Us Brits need to come to an honest reckoning over what happened in Afghanistan

Rudyard Kipling’s (in)famous poem “If” reverberates with valuably relevant and humane advice for 2020 Britain

Events in the US have led to a(nother) moment of reckoning for race relations spawning a similar gamut of emotions, some justified, other less so