Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
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’?
20 December 2013 06:00 PM
Fighting, sparked by an attempted coup, has spread beyond the capital city despite a curfew and airport closure
19 December 2013 05:57 PM
Providing North Korea with information is as vital as disaster relief
18 December 2013 06:04 PM
Thousands have fled from their homes after violence erupted in the world’s newest country. Peter Popham examines the rivalry behind the conflict
Villages of the damned: The last-ditch fight to save those little towns sitting in the way of Heathrow's proposed third runway
15 December 2013 12:00 AM
As the Government prepares to announce its proposals on Heathrow’s expansion, Peter Popham asks whether there is anything local residents can do to stop the Third Runway and save their historic communities from annihilation
06 December 2013 10:35 AM
To mark the passing of a statesman abundantly blessed with spontaneity, mourners danced as he would have wished
29 November 2013 06:54 PM
Independent Burma’s last human link with its founding fathers was severed this week with the death in Rangoon of Ye Htut, one of the so-called “30 Comrades”, at the age of 92. He was the last surviving member of a band of students who invaded Burma alongside the Japanese with the aim of overthrowing British colonial rule, in which they succeeded with remarkable ease.
28 November 2013 06:04 PM
Both earned the lasting enmity of their political establishments yet remained popular
22 November 2013 07:01 PM
A week ago he was a member of the great and the good. Today he is a broken, disgraced figure. But, as Peter Popham discovers from those who know him, there was a sense of inevitability about this ending
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 3 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 4 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 5 Kanye West halts concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled