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.
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
12 May 2014 04:07 PM
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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?
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 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?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan