Recent articles by Robert Fox

Iraq war

Warnings of chaos in Iraq as US prepares to pull out

Tue 2 Mar, AT 07:34 Robert Fox

‘Just because you invade a country stupidly doesn’t mean you have to exit it stupidly,’ says Iraq watcher

Dutch troops in Afghanistan

Bad day for Netherlands, now Europe’s dodgy ally

Mon 22 Feb, AT 06:41 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: Dutch have opened the door to a racist prime minister and ruined their reputation in Europe

High security in Pakistan after the arrest of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Baradar arrest: did ISI double-cross Americans?

Fri 19 Feb, AT 11:29 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: Why Pakistan’s notorious intelligence service could be up to its old tricks

Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh hit: finger points to Mossad

Wed 17 Feb, AT 15:26 Robert Fox

Robert Fox on the parallels between this assassination and the 1997 attempt to kill Khaled Mashal

Taliban attack in Pakistan

US deaths in Pakistan raise awkward questions

Fri 5 Feb, AT 07:12 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: What are US troops doing in Pakistan - and is it lawful?

US Patriot missile in Israel

What to do about Iran is troubling UK and US

Tue 2 Feb, AT 06:50 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: The threat from Tehran exposes the west’s dilemma – a level of defence it cannot afford

Sir Michael Wood and Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Chilcot: lawyers expose illegality of Iraq war

Wed 27 Jan, AT 07:09 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: All eyes on Blair after devastating evidence of Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell will one day regret defending Blair

Wed 13 Jan, AT 17:47 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: While Campbell protested his and Blair’s innocence, Dutch report exposed the truth

Rupert Hamer

Reporter’s death shows war at crossroads

Mon 11 Jan, AT 06:54 Robert Fox

Six weeks ago, Marines boasted about the absence of Taliban in the very area where Hamer died

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Radical Islam: the clues are in Britain, not Yemen

Mon 4 Jan, AT 06:34 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: The West’s reaction to the Detroit air bomb plot is too simplistic

Amanda Knox

Nothing ‘Third World’ about Italian justice

Wed 9 Dec, AT 17:20 Robert Fox

The abuse of the Perugia judge and court following Amanda Knox’s conviction is staggeringly ill-informed

Stanley McChrystal

General McChrystal: ‘It’s the end of the beginning’

Wed 2 Dec, AT 07:41 Robert Fox

US now has overwhelming strength in Helmand, while Special Forces raise stakes against Taliban

Afghanistan

Western democracy is not what Afghanistan needs

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:43 Robert Fox

‘Bottom-up’ tribal system would have been the best way to stop corruption

US Marines in Afghanistan

Obama has days not weeks to decide on Afghanistan

Fri 30 Oct, AT 08:56 Robert Fox

Why the generals want to fight the Taliban on two fronts – and why they need to start soon

Italian soldiers in Herat, Afghanistan

Bribing the Taliban: the Italians have form

Thu 15 Oct, AT 16:34 Robert Fox

Robert Fox: They’ve been accused of doing this before – in Iraq and Somalia

General Sir Richard Dannatt

‘Tumbledown Dick Dannatt’: Dave buys a pup

Thu 8 Oct, AT 13:07 Robert Fox

The former army chief is not the bright visionary a new government needs

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh letters reveal all

Wed 7 Oct, AT 10:43 Robert Fox

The publication of 800 letters written by or addressed to Vincent Van Gogh is an unprecented window into the artist's private life

Stephen Farrell

Rescuing journalist Farrell was a risk worth taking

Thu 10 Sep, AT 15:32 Robert Fox

Reporter was hunting genuine story, and Special Forces would have welcomed the chance to engage with the Taliban to gain valuable intelligence

Hutton’s half-cocked cuts are no use to anyone

Thu 11 Dec, AT 00:00 Robert Fox

The Ministry of Defence ought to have a properly costed review of all its commitments – just don’t expect one this side of a general election

UK troops needed to save Kabul from Taliban forces

Mon 8 Dec, AT 00:00 Robert Fox

The decision to focus our forces in the south of the country will be reversed and a division-strength unit put under the control of General Petraeus

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