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Ian Birrell

Ian Birrell

    There is strategy in the terror of Isis
    There is strategy in the terror of Isis
    The militants used the slaying of James Foley to sow panic among their rivals – and it's working.
    The world's megarich keep getting richer
    The world's megarich keep getting richer
    Who is the richest person to have lived? Given the impossibility of comparing chariots with private jets, it is an absurd question.
    Blair's breathtaking humbug
    Blair's breathtaking humbug
    Despite his dismal foreign affairs record, the former British prime minister still has his sights on a powerful position in the future.
    My twitterspat with Paul Kagame
    My twitterspat with Paul Kagame
    The Rwandan president was revelatory in his self-exposure. Shame so few of his own people saw it.