The British establishment is putting our lives at risk: Our state’s key ally is a major public threat

by Mark Curtis   The country is in shock after the worst terrorist attack in 12 years. The deranged extremist who detonated the bomb bears sole responsibility for the outrage and is not a soldier – for Islam or whoever

UK General Election: What are the foreign policy implications?

by Mark Curtis Published in New Internationalist, 18 May 2017 The upcoming election has two key features. One is that voters have a genuine choice for the first time in a generation. But the other is that media disinformation backing

Seven moderate foreign policies in Labour’s manifesto that are unacceptable to the extremist British elite

by Mark Curtis “We will put conflict resolution and human rights at the heart of foreign policy, commit to working through the UN, end support for unilateral aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis”.

41 UK foreign policies to forget about in the UK election

Our special relationship with Saudi Arabia Our war in Yemen Our seven covert wars (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia) Our role as a massive arms exporter, to anyone who wants them Our increased military training programme to

The mass production of ignorance: The media’s propaganda role

This is an edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World by Mark Curtis   “The news is not a neutral and natural phenomenon; it is rather the manufactured production of ideology” (Glasgow University Media Group).

A dangerous new era in British foreign policy: Talk at Stop the War annual conference

by Mark Curtis What an extraordinary time this is: Surely the most dangerous era since the new cold war of the early 1980s when the US elected a neocon madman as President. How times change. I’ve been studying British foreign

The Iraq propaganda campaign

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses Politics has been described as many things but in Britain currently a good summary is that it is the art of deceiving the public. Clare Short, after

The invasion of Iraq, 2003

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses   The Blair government ordered British forces into a brutal invasion and occupation not in response to a threat from Iraq but to promote traditional foreign policy

Britain’s role in the war in Palestine, 1948

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis While British planners were using Muslim forces to further their interests in India, they were confronted by the outbreak of a Jewish uprising against

The UN: A brief history of the UK’s long opposition

By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses In the mainstream, the official view is that British governments provide enduring support to the United Nations. The opposite is true: it is clear from the historical