War on terror

Will Donald Trump destroy America’s global role?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On foreign policy, Donald Trump will either win big or destroy decades of American doctrine

A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré - review

4 May 2013 9:00 am

John Le Carré is one of a select group of novelists whose vivid and internally coherent imaginative worlds are so…

Mission accomplished

12 May 2012 10:00 am

Two shots killed Osama bin Laden, one in his chest and one in his left eye. ‘Two taps’ is standard…

Pawns in the game

31 March 2012 10:00 am

The authors of this book have attempted a difficult thing: to ‘write about something that could never be known’. Here…

Ways of making men talk

24 March 2012 12:15 pm

Eric Rosenbach is a former academic who is now deputy assistant secretary of defence in Washington. Aki Peritz used to…

The missing millions

19 March 2011 12:00 am

Victor Sebestyen is haunted by some newly translated eye-witness accounts, written by both captor and captives, detailing the horrors of the Gulag

Can this man defeat al-Qa’eda?

18 December 2010 12:00 am

Amr Khaled’s TV preaching has made him Islam’s answer to Billy Graham – and he’s mounting a direct attack on the terror camps of Yemen

Blood relatives

12 May 2010 12:00 am

The last time I saw Benazir Bhutto was at Oxford, over champagne outside the Examination Schools, when she inquired piercingly of a subfusc linguist, ‘Racine? What is Racine?’ Older and richer than most undergraduates, and as a Harvard graduate presumably better educated, she was already world famous, and was obviously not at Oxford to learn about classical tragedy.