Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
17 June 2014 12:00 AM
Twenty-some years ago, the Tamil Tigers drove the Sri Lankan army out of Jaffna Fort, in the far north, and set about destroying it. Part of their demolition work is still visible: huge masonry chunks from an imposing church lie piled on top of each other where the building was torn down. The Dutch had erected it inside the fort back in the 18th century.
Secret state: Trevor Paglen documents the hidden world of governmental surveillance, from drone bases to "black sites"
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
12 June 2014 06:24 PM
Csanad Szegedi was the rising star in an extremist Hungarian party. And then the truth about his heritage came out
06 June 2014 06:47 PM
The favourite to become the EC’s new President is a Eurosceptic’s nightmare
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
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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