Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy. He's also author of The Lady & the Peacock: the Life of Aung San Suu Kyi.
12 May 2014 12:08 PM
As a new exhibition of its contemporary photography will reveal, Africa has at last fully reclaimed its image – in all its myriad forms – from the thrall of the Western gaze
09 May 2014 11:42 AM
Many fear that the liberties which Patten helped enshrine are eroding fast. And they have ample reason to worry
Journey into unseen Burma: Peter Popham and photographer Chris Steele-Perkins are among first outsiders to visit Chin State for 50 years
03 May 2014 12:00 AM
02 May 2014 07:28 PM
The US still awaits its first woman President. Could this champion of the people beat Hillary Clinton to the honour?
01 May 2014 08:01 PM
Shinzo Abe’s revisionist government would like to take back an apology over "comfort women"
24 April 2014 05:25 PM
However much the cardinals in conclave brood, plot and pray, they never know what will become of a cleric once he dons, Clark Kent-like, those papal robes
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A moment of glory on the Western Front for the soldiers of the Raj
23 April 2014 06:27 PM
The contribution of imperial troops to the Allied war effort is often overlooked. But the Indian Corps made a dazzling debut in the European theatre of war
U Win Tin: Journalist and activist who stood with Aung San Suu Kyi at the head of Burma's pro-democracy movement
23 April 2014 12:00 AM
U Win Tin was one of Burma's leading journalists, a towering figure in the democracy movement and a founding member of the National League for Democracy. Handsome and charismatic, he devoted his life to the struggle to liberate his nation from military rule.
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire
22 April 2014 07:32 PM
A revolt by a regiment of Indian troops in Singapore was nearly disastrous for Britain
17 April 2014 06:31 PM
Farewell, Paolo Bonaiuti. For 20 years Berlusconi and his money dominated Italy’s political story. But now that story’s over, and when Forza Italia finally expires it will leave barely a trace
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Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
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