Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
New alliances in the Middle East mean that, for Israel and Hamas, the worse is still to come in Gaza
18 November 2012 12:00 AM
How the Arab Spring can be traced in the recent escalation of violence
15 November 2012 12:00 AM
It's arguably the world's most venerated campaigning group. But now Amnesty is facing a crisis that threatens to tear it apart
14 November 2012 12:00 AM
Roy Warren, a candidate for police commissioner in Manchester, is battling a tide of voter apathy
11 November 2012 12:00 AM
31 October 2012 10:20 AM
Mamba means crocodile in Swahili. It strikes first, with speed and without warning. It is not a nickname many would apply to Barack Obama, though Osma bin Laden might have disagreed about that.
28 October 2012 12:00 AM
Barack and George were saint and sinner. But as the President's term of office closes, they appear to be exchanging roles
26 October 2012 12:00 AM
Choral piece was found in a handmade sketchbook belonging to the composer
21 October 2012 12:00 AM
This is not the kind of thing a white man should say. But Jason Roberts seems to have got it wrong on racism. The black footballer has called for a boycott of this weekend's anti-racism Kick It Out protest. He feels it has not been vigorous enough in its response to abuse in the game.
17 October 2012 10:03 AM
It’s a family kind of place, the Grosvenor Museum. This being Chester, there is a child-friendly section on the Romans.
14 October 2012 12:00 AM
We tell three stories about how a human being can respond to barbarity. One is the tragedy of revenge. One offers the hope of forgiveness. And one diverts itself with furious activity in an attempt to forget. But the story of Eric Lomax refuses to conform neatly to such templates.
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45