Roger Hardy was for more than twenty years a Middle East analyst with the BBC World Service. His latest book, The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East, has been published in paperback by Hurst and in the United States by Oxford University Press.
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Professors were in some respects treated as badly as the hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers comprising the...
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Whatever else they were guilty of, the two authors of the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, George Bush and...
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The Chilcot report will, at long last, draw lessons from the Iraq war of 2003 – which many experts have concluded...
Speaking truth to power? Iraq & the BBC
For the media, as for the politicians, the ideal war is one that’s short and sharp, has good guys and bad guys, and...
How America lost the war of ideas
In the decade since 9/11, the United States has failed to win Muslim hearts and minds. Two administrations,...
The man and the machine: in search of Barack Obama
In his first two years in office, President Obama had six foreign-policy goals. None has been achieved.