There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…
Ennobled after loyal service to the government, Lord Finkelstein embodies the collapse of boundaries between newspapers and politics
One of the first world statesmen to send a message of sympathy to Boston after last week’s outrage was Gerry…
Too many racing correspondents have an anti-hunt racing agenda
One of our more cherished national myths is that we British do not torture prisoners of war and criminal suspects.…
The battle had the busy, obsessive yet irrelevant air of a point-to-point. It was a social event, held outdoors, a good place to…
Fifteen years ago Ahmed Rashid wrote an original, groundbreaking and wonderful book about the Taleban, a subject about which few…
It has become increasingly obvious that something went terribly wrong with British intelligence-gathering, both its methods and morality, after the…
Almost two decades ago, as a junior political reporter on the Evening Standard, I heard the cabinet office minister William…
The most telling figure in Carey Schofield’s book on the Pakistan army is Faisal Alavi, a major general who was murdered in November 2008.
The omertà of Britain’s press and politicians on phone-hacking amounts to complicity in crime
Karachi is a notoriously lively city, with gun battles on the streets a daily occurrence — so it seems only sensible to stay in the comfort and safety of the Sind Club, a grand institution built during British rule in the centre of the town.
The British debate about political Islam is catastrophically muddled
What Sir Walter Scott’s Highland tales can teach us about Afghanistan
For 30 years Alastair Crooke was ostensibly a British diplomat working in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Columbia and Pakistan.
Peter Oborne reports from Jos, a once-peaceful town that has become the front line of a bloody, sectarian war between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria
The number of South Africans playing for England is growing, says Peter Oborne. These foreign mercenaries may be brilliant, but are they undermining our precious game?
Instead of deriding John Major we should celebrate him, says Peter Oborne. His government was stunningly radical and initiated most of Blair’s so-called reforms
There is a certain type of bovine political intelligence which hates David Cameron.
There is only one real subject of discussion at this weekend’s Zanu-PF Congress in Harare: when will Robert Mugabe stand down? The old man — whom party loyalists now refer to as the ‘second son of God’ — will be 86 in February.
Judging only by its electoral performance, the Communist Party of Great Britain was a near-total failure in the 20th century.
Peter Oborne reports from the marshes of Mindanao on how a local war of independence is being exploited and transformed into a branch of the international war on terror
The shadow chancellor George Osborne has been lunching privately with the textiles magnate Richard Caring, the Labour-supporting businessman who got caught up in the cash for peerages investigation.
In this extract from his Centre for Policy Studies lecture, Peter Oborne says that the great Tory sage and architect of Thatcherism was quite unlike the politicians of today
Peter Oborne opens his diary