Middle East
31 May 2004
Northern Ireland, the British army used to say, was a corporal's war. The leader of a foot patrol of between just four...
Human Rights
17 May 2004
8 October 2002. Over the Atlantic, at 30,000 feet, on board a Gulfstream jet, Maher Arar looked out through the...
Middle East
10 May 2004
Abdullah crouched down until his knees just about touched the ground, nearly but not quite, and his head rested against...
Middle East
03 May 2004
I think of Saadq, my friend and driver in Iraq, as a weathervane. He is the sort of person for whom Tony Blair invaded...
International Politics
22 March 2004
Across much of "liberated Iraq", you can search in vain for irony. Despite what conspiracy theorists may say about...
International Politics
15 March 2004
On the morning of his death, 19 January 2004, Professor Abdullatif Ali al-Mayah left his house as he always did at 8am...
Politics
08 March 2004
The first sound was a low roar; then the windows began rattling. Families woke up and looked outside to see the tanks,...
Economics
08 March 2004
Everyone has their favourite story of the American culture of compensation. Mine came towards the end of last year from...
International Politics
24 November 2003
Ever thought about taking a job working abroad in the developing world? Well, first answer three small questions: 1. Do...
Politics
29 September 2003
Despite all the ground covered by the Hutton inquiry, one question remains curiously hidden. What exactly was the role...

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