Terrorism

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

Bond would be bored in today’s MI6, says Malcolm Rifkind

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Spying may be one of the two oldest professions, but unlike the other one it has changed quite a lot…

Merchant of Venice at the Globe reviewed: a tip-top production - and a high quality script too

16 May 2015 9:00 am

If Julian, Dick, George and Anne had become terrorists they’d have called themselves The Angry Brigade. It’s such a Wendy…

Why Caryl Churchill is massively overrated - and how the National Theatre befriends terror

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Enter Rufus Norris. The new National Theatre boss is perfectly on-message with this debut effort by Caryl Churchill. Her 1976…

Julius Caesar could teach Isis a thing or two

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Isis disseminates videos of beheaded captives to spread simple terror. Julius Caesar knew all about it. In his diaries of…

Tom Holland’s diary: Fighting jihadism with Mohammed, and bowling the Crown Prince of Udaipur

24 January 2015 9:00 am

As weather bombs brew in the north Atlantic, I’m roughing it by heading off to Rajasthan, and the literary festival…

David Cameron has a very strange idea of freedom

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Last Sunday, David Cameron marched through Paris in solidarity, so it seemed, with those who stand up for free speech.…

How to save Islam from the Islamists

17 January 2015 9:00 am

It’s time to reclaim Islam from the Islamists

'Religion of peace' is not a harmless platitude

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Despite what our leaders tell us, Islamic extremism is all about Islam

Only Muslims can stop more terror attacks

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Why young men turn to terror – and how to stop them

The attack on Charlie Hebdo is an attack on freedom

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo lambasts, attacks and lampoons absolutely everybody. Its targets include all religions, all identity groups,…

When a cricket ball cost Britain an heir to the throne

6 December 2014 9:00 am

A fatal shot The sad death of Australian batsman Philip Hughes was a reminder that a cricket ball can kill.…

Google vs governments - let the new battle for free speech begin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Freedom of the press still matters when the presses are virtual

The technology giants are breathtakingly irresponsible about terrorism

29 November 2014 9:00 am

We know they can be good citizens when they want to be. So why are the technology giants acting in ways that could endanger us all?

Hooray for Homeland - Carrie’s back blasting America’s enemies to pieces with drones

25 October 2014 9:00 am

One of the more welcome and surprising things about television at the moment is that Homeland (Channel 4, Sunday) is…

Portrait of the week

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

Does Jonathan Powell really want to negotiate with the Islamic State?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Powell’s stance on negotiating with violent extremists is consistently inconsistent and slippery

Britain doesn't need hateful laws to defeat hate preachers

4 October 2014 9:00 am

If the Labour party conference in Manchester felt like a funeral, the Conservatives’ gathering in Birmingham had the air of…

Could the Kenyan mall atrocities happen here?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

So you’ve just popped down to the supermarket for the weekly shop, toddlers in tow, when the grenades start to…

The first suicide bomber was probably Samson, who died while pulling down the temple of the Philistines

Religion does not poison everything - everything poisons religion

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It slips so easily off the tongue. In fact, it’s a modern mantra. ‘Religion causes all the wars.’ Karen Armstrong…

A flashlight into the cellar of the lawless ‘dark net’

13 September 2014 9:00 am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, and I wonder whether its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, would…

Our spies have stopped chasing subversives. That's why we're in so much trouble

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron…

All this airport security is utterly useless

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Added security flummery at airports does nothing to make us safer. In fact, it may do the opposite

Please take your holiday in Kenya this year

21 June 2014 9:00 am

 Rift Valley Many of my British tribe fled Kenya around independence in 1963 because they believed there was no future.…