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Opinion: A stench that starts at the very top

Yet more news, as reported in today’s Guardian, of the Labour Government’s complicity in bribes paid by BAE to a Saudi prince to secure a huge arms deal: British investigators were ordered by the...

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Opinion: My conference awards

Best Fringe meeting: The Liberator/ Lib Dem peace group “War on Terror”, with Craig Murray, former ambassador to Uzbekistan. There were some terrific fringe meetings this year, but this one was...

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PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on Afghanistan

International affairs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions today, with both Nick Clegg and David Cameron choosing to put their best statesmanlike foot forward. While the Tory leader led on the ongoing...

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Does torture work?

At the end of last month The Washington Post ran a piece from a former US military interrogator who worked in Iraq. It addresses head-on the question of whether torture is needed to fight terrorism: I...

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Lembit: “Time to talk to al-Qaeda”

The BBC reports on Lembit Opik’s plea for the West to speak to al-Qaeda: It is time to talk to al-Qaeda. Having been through this in the past, I know this is right. Declaring war on terror does not...

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How to defeat Al Qaeda

The cover of Bruce Riedel’s The Search for Al Qaeda shows a group of armed men working their way up a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley that stretches away to rolling hills. It captures the...

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Deraa, not Abbottabad, is where the future is being shaped

The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad has triggered a wave of speculation about what it may mean for the future of Al-Qaeda and international terrorism. Leafing through the history of other...

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Nick Clegg’s statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden

Nick Clegg has issued a statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden, who was killed in a US operation in Pakistan last night. From the Deputy Prime Minister’s website: There will be a great sense of...

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Clegg: Guardian’s leaked Snowden secrets of “immense interest to people who...

MI5 chief Andrew Parker spoke out yesterday against the leaking of intelligence secrets by Edward Snowden to The Guardian, claiming it seriously endangered national security and had given terrorist...

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Opinion: A stench that starts at the very top

Yet more news, as reported in today’s Guardian, of the Labour Government’s complicity in bribes paid by BAE to a Saudi prince to secure a huge arms deal: British investigators were ordered by the...

View Article

Opinion: My conference awards

Best Fringe meeting: The Liberator/ Lib Dem peace group “War on Terror”, with Craig Murray, former ambassador to Uzbekistan. There were some terrific fringe meetings this year, but this one was...

View Article

PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on Afghanistan

International affairs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions today, with both Nick Clegg and David Cameron choosing to put their best statesmanlike foot forward. While the Tory leader led on the ongoing...

View Article

Does torture work?

At the end of last month The Washington Post ran a piece from a former US military interrogator who worked in Iraq. It addresses head-on the question of whether torture is needed to fight terrorism: I...

View Article


Lembit: “Time to talk to al-Qaeda”

The BBC reports on Lembit Opik’s plea for the West to speak to al-Qaeda: It is time to talk to al-Qaeda. Having been through this in the past, I know this is right. Declaring war on terror does not...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

How to defeat Al Qaeda

The cover of Bruce Riedel’s The Search for Al Qaeda shows a group of armed men working their way up a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley that stretches away to rolling hills. It captures the...

View Article


Deraa, not Abbottabad, is where the future is being shaped

The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad has triggered a wave of speculation about what it may mean for the future of Al-Qaeda and international terrorism. Leafing through the history of other...

View Article

Nick Clegg’s statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden

Nick Clegg has issued a statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden, who was killed in a US operation in Pakistan last night. From the Deputy Prime Minister’s website: There will be a great sense of...

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Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Clegg: Guardian’s leaked Snowden secrets of “immense interest to people who...

MI5 chief Andrew Parker spoke out yesterday against the leaking of intelligence secrets by Edward Snowden to The Guardian, claiming it seriously endangered national security and had given terrorist...

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Opinion: A stench that starts at the very top

Yet more news, as reported in today’s Guardian, of the Labour Government’s complicity in bribes paid by BAE to a Saudi prince to secure a huge arms deal: British investigators were ordered by the...

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Opinion: My conference awards

Best Fringe meeting: The Liberator/ Lib Dem peace group “War on Terror”, with Craig Murray, former ambassador to Uzbekistan. There were some terrific fringe meetings this year, but this one was...

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