Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Ukraine protests profile: Is heavyweight boxing champion turned politician Vitali Klitschko the man to rescue his country’s future?
24 January 2014 06:16 PM
He leans clearly towards Europe but has not antagonised Russophiles
Pope Francis has his feet on the ground but he may be too late to save the Church from the damage of sex abuse scandals
23 January 2014 06:20 PM
Is he doomed to play the role of Mikhail Gorbachev to an organisation long as secretive as the Kremlin?
16 January 2014 05:31 PM
The diplomat was caught bang to rights. But election season changes things...
09 January 2014 04:57 PM
The head of the Church makes a simple point: Modern society is putty in the hands of the wealthy
03 January 2014 06:21 PM
With pressure mounting and even President Thein Sein urging people to do the right thing, Burma’s favourite daughter may be closer than ever to wresting control from the army in her home country
02 January 2014 05:57 PM
World View: Marvel once more as the UK meekly follows America’s lead
30 December 2013 06:00 AM
Second suicide bombing raises fears state won’t be able to guarantee safety
2013 - the year in review: It took his death, but the world came together for a moment for Nelson Mandela
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel claimed that he couldn’t afford the trip. His absence reminded us of Israel’s closeness to the apartheid regime
South Sudan: Are we helping to create a country or merely creating ravenous clients for an army of Western experts and consultants?
26 December 2013 07:31 PM
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?
20 December 2013 06:24 PM
Francis has broken with tradition by drafting in an army of secular experts to transform the Vatican’s management. But will this radical approach help him achieve his goal of a ‘poor Church for the poor’?
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist