As Barack Obama decides to send 17,000 US troops into Afghanistan, it may prove to be a greater problem for his administration than either Iraq or Iran.
A Truth Commission is out of the question because the dramatis personae of the Troubles are part of the system.
Israel is behaving savagely towards helpless people which it seems scarcely to regard as fellow human beings
Enigmatic as ever, when the time came, he slipped away quietly with no explanation. Perhaps he felt that one wasn’t required or,more likely I suspect, he knew the more he might try to explain, the deeper the hole would become.
The new US president has a multitude of important global decisions to make.
The government has stumbled into a crisis of its own making by trying to mug pensioners.
The filming of RUC violence towards civil rights marchers 40 years ago today could have had a radically different outcome.