Dictatorship

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is no longer just an authoritarian state; it is a dictatorship

2 March 2015 17:26

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, even more than previous assassinations of journalists and other figures deemed unhelpful to Vladimir Putin’s…

Obama saying ‘never again’ won’t stop dictators

21 August 2013 14:41

When he was still a Presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama evoked memories of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald…

Accidental dictators

17 July 2013 10:03

Two flashpoints have emerged recently, threatening regional wars and pitting global powers against each other. They happen to be run…

Death of a dictator

6 March 2013 17:12

‘In the ranking of dictators, Hugo Chávez is in the welterweight class’ this magazine said just a few weeks ago.…

Tyranny’s fellow travel writers (Part 3)

9 December 2012 19:21

Earlier this year I noted a piece by Michael Moynihan in Foreign Policy. He looked at how the authors of…

My life as a connoisseur

4 November 2012 18:11

‘Passion for freedom‘ is now holding its fourth exhibition at the Unit 24 Gallery just behind Tate Modern. The show…

George Galloway’s awfulness

3 September 2012 12:09

George Galloway’s awfulness falls into two categories. First there is the serial dictator-licking. This is a man so profligate, not…

The fall of a dictator

22 August 2012 22:13

David Cameron made separate phone calls to President Obama and President Hollande this evening to discuss the situation in Syria.…

Guardian parody watch

19 July 2012 14:30

Top marks to Paul Watson for this nipping satire, published in today’s Guardian: ‘In fact it is almost impossible to…

The net delusion

8 June 2012 14:45

The internet is democratising and enriching the world, right? It’s happening now in the Middle East, isn’t it? No it…

From the archives – the Khmers Rouge’s debt to 1950s France

15 April 2011 18:01

It is 13 years to the day since Pol Pot died in mysterious circumstances while in exile on Cambodia’s remote…