Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
A Taliban victory wouldn't be an unmitigated disaster for Afghanistan - unless the West failed to support it
05 June 2014 06:36 PM
They were brutal and reductive, but they brought the country closer to peace than at any time before or since
01 June 2014 12:00 AM
The countries of South-East Asia have learned the hard way the risks of living in the neighbourhood of a nation bent on asserting itself on the world’s stage.
29 May 2014 07:19 PM
The ghastly fact is that this murder was nothing out of the ordinary
22 May 2014 06:22 PM
The island's gas could open a new era of prosperity
21 May 2014 03:01 PM
Triumphant Putin hails ‘strategic energy alliance’ that will lessen dependency on trade with Europe
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Poet Giuseppe Ungaretti finds his voice amidst the horror of the ‘white war’
13 May 2014 06:24 PM
Italians endured years of bloody, futile fighting in the Alps. But a literary giant arose from the carnage. Peter Popham on the awakening of the artistically-inclined 27-year-old
12 May 2014 04:07 PM
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
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'