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.
14 August 2014 07:54 PM
As well as being a world-class troublemaker, she has briefed the UN Security Council more times than all her predecessors combined
07 August 2014 05:40 PM
One recognises precisely the paranoid hand of the generals
31 July 2014 05:43 PM
It's passing will be seen as the end of an era
28 July 2014 12:09 AM
The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
24 July 2014 06:02 PM
You have to go to Israel in order to understand its siege mentality
Photographer Colin McPherson walked the Scottish border to meet the people pondering independence - and their view of England
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
McPherson, a Scot by birth who now lives on Merseyside, walked the length of the Anglo-Scots border on the Scots side from Gretna in the west to the Tweed just above Berwick, a distance of 96 miles, to see what could be seen
17 July 2014 05:56 PM
He has bitten off more than he can chew
10 July 2014 06:51 PM
Lord Patten has joined a multinational mission to modernise the Vatican’s media operation, and it won't be easy
19 June 2014 07:05 PM
The recent riots in Aluthgama are the last thing the country needs
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.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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