Author Archives: Julian Richards

The death of Gareth Williams: the questions raised

With the close of the inquest into the death of Gareth Williams, the GCHQ/MI6 officer who was found dead in highly mysterious circumstances in 2010, one thing is for certain. Whatever else this case has shown, it remains first and … Continue reading

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The difficulties of shaping a stable world

As the world wrings its hands at the slaughter in Syria and ponders what, if anything, it can do, the precedent of intervention in Libya constantly raises its head. Why was it right and proper for us to intervene in … Continue reading

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Pakistan fighting for survival?

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that his country is “fighting for its survival” in the conflict with the fundamentalist Taliban elements in the northern Swat Valley. The crisis is starting to reach highly alarming proportions, with 15,000 … Continue reading

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