I have to rather admire Liam Fox, former foreign secretary, for writing this sort of nonsense: I don’t have any personal animosity towards Pakistan or its people and enjoyed both my visits there and the people I was fortunate enough to meet. On balance, however, I think it is probably the most dangerous country in … More THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY ON EARTH
There has been some fascinating discussion around a new book by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert, When Reporters Cross the Line. It examines the point at which journalists are no longer just witnesses but active players in the story. I haven’t read the book yet, but this piece in The Observer looks at the relationship … More Sandy Gall’s SAM7s
My interview with Fl Lt Ayesha Farooq was published in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph. One of the things I found most fascinating was that when I met this most modern of Pakistani women, she was on leave for her wedding – and it was an arranged marriage. I picked out this detail for a tweet as … More A very modern type of marriage
So Tony Abbott is in trouble in Australia for a supposed gaffe. Discussing the Syrian crisis, he said: “It’s not goodies versus baddies, it’s baddies versus baddies and that’s why it’s very important that we don’t make a very difficult situation worse.” Cue outrage of the “foreign policy is much more complicated than goodies versus … More Where did all the good guys go?