Kieron Monks

United Kingdom

Feature writer. Formerly based in the Middle East. Particular interest in social issues and the politics of sport. Also like doing book reviews. Work for CNN, Guardian, iPaper, Tribune, Prospect, New Internationalist, New Statesman, Al Jazeera English, Middle East Eye.

Portfolio

Social affairs

inews.co.uk
17/03/2022
Anti-Russian feeling spreads through Europe

We don't serve Russians," read a sign outside a restaurant in Portugal. The same policy was applied by an innkeeper in Germany, a hotel in Poland, and a university in Estonia.

Prospect
26/04/2018
How white nationalism got trendy

"The west has become pussified," complained a young man with a neat moustache and a waistcoat that looked like velvet.

Middle East

inews.co.uk
19/02/2022
The cultural revival of Mosul

In the dark days of Isis rule the central library in Iraq's second city was a snipers' nest, Today, after a rapid renovation, it is due to reopen as Mosul's recovery continues.

Morning Star
18/11/2010
Living with landmines

Walking a mile in the shoes of bedouin families surrounded by unexploded ordnance.

New Statesman
02/11/2010
The Wild West Bank

There is no rule of law in 'C' areas - 60% of the West Bank in which Palestinian police cannot operate freely

The Guardian
14/06/2010
How green was my valley?

Anawi's home has been demolished six times by the Israeli army, just part of the unique challenge of life in the Jordan Valley.

Sport/Sports Politics

Books

CNN
12/03/2020
The Brutish Museums

The Kingdom of Benin took centuries to build and just a few days to raze to the ground.

Health/Environment/Tech

CNN
18/11/2015
Eat the invaders

A delicious solution to the devastating impact of invasive species such as lionfish.

Interviews