9/11

Not all Muslims are despairing at a Donald Trump presidency

10 December 2016 11:00

The immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory brought a slew of comparisons with 9/11. In New York, my liberal…

Hillary Clinton’s health crisis was a victory for conspiracy theorists – on 9/11, of all days

12 September 2016 15:58

‘Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?’, snapped Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post on September 6.…

Why would Ed Miliband even want to woo Russell Brand?

28 April 2015 12:00

The Sun reports this morning that Ed Miliband recently made a late-night visit to Russell Brand’s £2 million home. Details…

‘Torture is torture’ ignores the complex nature of intelligence gathering

14 December 2014 10:11

On Thursday I was on the BBC’s ‘This Week’ to talk about the CIA and torture. It is, for many…

Farewell to Afghanistan (for now)

26 October 2014 22:01

Britain has ended combat operations in Afghanistan. The war did topple the Taleban, but it hasn’t got rid of them.…

Russell Brand: Newsnight’s tragic solution to its plummeting ratings

25 October 2014 17:17

The issue is not that Russell Brand seems to believe that 9/11 was some sort of joint effort between George…

Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014) was the best

5 September 2014 0:03

Joan Rivers has died from complications resulting from throat surgery. She was 81. For many, she was the best. The funniest, sharpest, most mischievous comic we…

Syria is the first real war of cyber-jihad

25 April 2014 14:23

Some 400 Brits have been to Syria to fight, an estimated 20 have been killed – yet the draw is…

Christopher Hitchens and The Spectator: writing full of curiosity, indignation and analytical rigour

30 June 2013 16:16

After Christopher Hitchens died in December 2011, Douglas Murray wrote in the Spectator that he’d had ‘a talent for making…

Cameron dines with Obama… and Clooney

15 March 2012 9:03

The Camerons weren’t the Obamas’ only big-name guests at the State Dinner last night. They were joined by a host…

Newt: Another 9/11 Would Have Concentrated Minds

6 December 2011 23:28

There are many, many, many reasons why Newt Gingrich will not be the 45th President of the United States (assuming,…

The randomness of al-Qaeda’s evil

12 September 2011 9:05

After all the nerves and security in New York, Washington and London, the only attempted terror plot on the anniversary…

From the archives: "New York’s loss is also the world’s"

11 September 2011 18:55

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here is the article Matthew Bishop wrote…

In New York, the whole world remembers

11 September 2011 8:02

New York There’s an eerie mood in New York right now, as the city prepares to commemorate the tenth anniversary…

From the archives: 9/11

9 September 2011 17:37

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here is the article Stephen Glover…

Blair returns to warn of the dangers of Iran

9 September 2011 9:04

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaching, Tony Blair has given an interview to The Times. What’s making news is…

Osama bin Laden Was Not America’s Useful Enemy

5 May 2011 14:41

The Guardian is a great newspaper but, lord, does it ever print some claptrap. Via Messrs Geras and Worstall comes…

Obama’s Guantanamo Failure

5 April 2011 3:02

The decision, announced yesterday, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will not stand trial in New York or any other corner of…

Bush’s Indian legacy

8 November 2010 22:45

It is appropriate that the US president will be in India on the day that President Bush’s memoirs are published.…