Should Tony Blair be punished for the Iraq War?

We debate the inquiry with former members of Blair's inner circle, and speak to Iraq's first post-war defence minister.

War & Conflict

Chilcot lets media off hook for selling Iraq war

If future military disasters are to be avoided, the media must also face up to its mistakes.

by Rupert Stone

War & Conflict

Chilcot: The verdict from the UK's media

The long-awaited inquiry into Iraq war was more damning than anticipated, while Tony Blair insists he did right thing.

by Rachel Shabi


Tony Blair is rubbing salt into Iraq's wounds

In the run-up to the Chilcot report, Tony Blair still thinks Iraq would have been worse off without the invasion.

by Rachel Shabi


Politics of disillusionment and the rise of Trump

We need to find a means of revitalising the democratic process.

by Kenan Malik

War & Conflict

Blundering British foreign policy

The Cameron administration's policy choices abroad have their roots in Thatcher's legacy.

by Alastair Sloan


Blair, the Iraq War and me

How my doctoral thesis was used by Tony Blair's government to concoct a credible public case to invade Iraq in 2003.

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi


In Corbyn's book, all is beyond good and evil

If Corbyn does win, Labour may not survive much longer in its current form.

by Alastair Sloan

War & Conflict

The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings

London's tough response to 7/7 bombings thwarts attacks, but may not prevent radicalisation.


Hamas-Blair talks doomed to fail

Any agreement over Gaza is doomed to fail if it entails its detachment from the rest of the Palestinian cause.

by Sharif Nashashibi


Report: Blair met Hamas leader to discuss Gaza siege

Pair reportedly met in Doha to discuss ways to end the siege, including the possibility of a rolling ceasefire.

Arts & Culture

The story of Bush and Blair's great lie

A film that reminds us exactly why Bush, Blair, and others in their administrations should stand trial.

by Lana Asfour


Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy

Ex-UK PM to step down at end of June, to focus on regional diplomacy as part of effort to strengthen Israeli-Arab ties.


European Union appoints new Middle East envoy

The bloc names Italian diplomat Fernando Gentilini as special representative, filling a post vacant for over a year.

Inside Story

Can diplomacy still end the Gaza crisis?

More Palestinians are killed by Israel, while diplomatic efforts stall.