Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
27 March 2014 06:41 PM
Thanks to Mr Putin it is experiencing a frisson of unity it has not known for a long time
20 March 2014 06:59 PM
Diasporas are a terrible menace, as the Israelis know to their cost
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
He barely drinks, he doesn’t do drugs, he still lives with his parents and he teaches children at his aunt’s home – but just two years ago, Einstein MC King Skunk would have been locked up for being a punk. Today, he’s the spikey embodiment of Burma’s heady freedoms
Communism on a tiny scale can work – unless it’s in China where, ironically, it can’t stand a chance
13 March 2014 05:45 PM
At the bonsai scale – in one trade union, one collective farm, one European province – communism’s achievements are inspiring
09 March 2014 12:00 AM
Something to Declare
06 March 2014 04:57 PM
Like Mr Berlusconi, he expects to charm and to get his own way
04 March 2014 06:24 PM
While no longer a pariah state, Burma is hardly in from the cold. In the second of a three-part series, Peter Popham uncovers the truth about a country torn between its past and the future
04 March 2014 02:59 PM
Yet her decision to stand for parliament unleashed a tidal wave of sexist hostility
28 February 2014 11:02 AM
Today, for the Buddhist bigots, a Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim
20 February 2014 05:26 PM
Chin state, which borders India in the west, is a good place to observe the limitations of what has so far been achieved
In defence of liberal democracy
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Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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