Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
30 January 2015 06:41 PM
The media clamoured to see the global human rights lawyer in action this week. She was simply doing her job
29 January 2015 08:35 PM
World View: Everyone knows what needs to be done but doesn't want to suffer the consequences
22 January 2015 05:44 PM
The single currency has hollowed out the heart of Italy
15 January 2015 05:53 PM
The new president will have to work hard to reunite a divided country
Sri Lanka election: Day of reckoning for a once untouchable president who could suffer an unexpected and humiliating defeat
08 January 2015 06:33 PM
Mahinda Rajapaksa called the poll two years early, confident of an easy win. But he faces losing power to his former ally, Maithripala Sirisena, who has tapped into discontent over cronyism and costly vanity projects
02 January 2015 05:56 PM
The activist inspires devotion on the streets and fear in the Kremlin. But is he just another autocrat-in-waiting?
Press attack on Pope Francis is nothing more than Vatican old-timers seeking revenge for Church reforms
01 January 2015 07:46 PM
Francis has in fact moved very slowly on the issues most dear to liberal Catholics
Peshawar school attack: When will the majority of Pakistanis stand up to those who think it is OK to kill 130 children?
18 December 2014 05:56 PM
Ninety per cent of the population are Muslims – not Islamists, but violent intimidation is a frighteningly powerful force
Peshawar school attack: As the Taliban release pictures of the gunmen responsible, Pakistan takes a new approach to terrorism
17 December 2014 07:40 PM
PM Nawaz Sharif announces united front across political parties after attack that killed 148. Peter Popham discovers the terrible human costs and analyses the hopes for progress
11 December 2014 06:02 PM
In 150 years of colonial rule, this speck of south China learnt to embrace the European values that the British brought with them
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'