Opinion

Chilcot Report and the delusions of Western democracy

There are no liberal democracies anywhere in the world except in the imaginative geography that calls itself the West.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

UpFront

Iraq Inquiry: Does Chilcot go far enough on Tony Blair?

We debate the Iraq Inquiry with Clare Short and John McTernan, two former members of Tony Blair's inner circle.

UpFront

The Iraq war: Did Tony Blair deceive us?

Mehdi Hasan argues that even without the Chilcot Report, it was clear we had been misled into war.

UpFront

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.

Opinion

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.

Rupert Stone

by Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone

Opinion

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.

Rachel Shabi

by Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

Opinion

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.

Rachel Shabi

by Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

Opinion

Politics of disillusionment and the rise of Trump

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

Kenan Malik

by Kenan Malik

Kenan Malik

Opinion

Blundering British foreign policy

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

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

Opinion

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.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Opinion

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

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

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

Europe

The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings

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

The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings

Opinion

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.

Sharif Nashashibi

by Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi

Gaza

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.

Report: Blair met Hamas leader to discuss Gaza siege

Opinion

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.

Lana Asfour

by Lana Asfour

Lana Asfour