Lesson of Afghanistan? That you can, after all, bomb your way to the negotiating table

22 June 2013 9:00 am

It’s not just soldiers who risk their lives in Afghanistan. Anyone who enters the country’s judicial service becomes an assassination…

Little Britain

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The foreign news pages read increasingly like some terrible satire on western military decline. Two years ago French and British…

Ditching Brother Leader

14 April 2012 10:00 am

The date that rebel leaders chose for the final assault on Tripoli was auspicious: 20 August 2011 coincided with the…

The family plot

12 March 2011 12:00 am

Hisham Matar is a Libyan-American writer whose father, Jaballa — an opponent of Gaddafi — was kidnapped in Cairo in 1990.