The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
21 December 2012 12:00 AM
You can't expect mature politics to be practised in countries like Egypt where political parties have been banned for 50 years
17 December 2012 12:00 AM
Mariko Mori draws on the spiritual traditions of her native Japan and the mass-produced materials of the West to give her work an ethereal quality. Her new show at the Royal Academy leaves Adrian Hamilton entranced
13 December 2012 05:52 PM
The Newseum reminds us that the basis of all journalism lies not in its power but its reporting.
10 December 2012 12:00 AM
Indian art began to flourish 500 years ago when East met West. Adrian Hamilton marvels at the masterpieces of the Muslim Mughal dynasty in a wonderful new show at the British Library
06 December 2012 05:52 PM
It would be a disaster for the West to intervene in, and even worse to arm the 'moderate' elements of the opposition. But the threat of a no-fly zone is powerful
03 December 2012 12:01 AM
The latest wave of up-and-coming British artists display fine technical ability, a feeling for colour and an unexpected conservatism in this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, says Adrian Hamilton
30 November 2012 06:55 PM
Public interest has long meant of interest to the public. What has changed is the confidence of the ruling class in dealing with the press and the press in attacking them
29 November 2012 05:44 PM
Morsi is not bent on dictatorship, merely unused to dealing with contradictory pressures
24 November 2012 12:00 AM
Modern consumerism might deny it and medicine delay it, but death remains a certainty. All credit, then, to the Wellcome Foundation for a show that reminds us that death is an intrinsic part of human history, with artefacts, paintings, memorabilia and ephemera collected by the Chicago print dealer Richard Harris.
22 November 2012 05:13 PM
The most clear-sighted and intellectual President in a century or more is in the wrong place. Also, below: the challenge for Egypt's newly elected President Morsi
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