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.
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
Wynn Chamberlain: Painter, film director and novelist who was at the heart of New York's artistic scene of the 1950s and 60s
08 December 2014 06:47 PM
Wynn Chamberlain was a widely collected modernist artist, experimental theatre producer, film director and novelist, who thrived at the heart of Manhattan's dynamic cultural scene in the 1960s then gave it all up to move with his young family to India and immerse himself in Hindu spirituality.
27 November 2014 05:50 PM
There is no more ferociously divisive figure in Indian public life than Arundhati Roy
20 November 2014 07:30 PM
The two nations’ navies have already conducted exercises together
18 November 2014 07:21 PM
Pyongyang goes into diplomatic overdrive as UN General Assembly votes to refer the Communist state to the ICC for prosecution
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
13 November 2014 05:56 PM
The Chinese might be willing to negotiate on reducing pollution, but on becoming more democratic they remain unmoved
06 November 2014 07:06 PM
Having implemented big reforms that gained worldwide applause, the state has been stealthily regaining control by the back door
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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