Ian Hargreaves

Ian Hargreaves is a professor of journalism at Cardiff University in Britain and formerly editor of The New Statesman and The Independent.

Recent Articles

The Blair Project

W hen Tony Blair went on television within hours of the September 11 terrorist attacks to declare that Britain would stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States, the British prime minister entered a moment of total personal and political clarity--an epiphany. He would give George W. Bush and the war on terrorism unflinching support and use his new political leverage with the Americans both to keep the war from spreading and to insist that serious reconstruction must be part of the eventual peace. Since September 11, Blair has thrown himself into the task of building and maintaining a sustainable global coalition and supporting the kind of social reconstruction that he recognizes must follow any military success. When President Bush spoke to Congress, Blair was there. In the last weeks, he has also met with President Vladimir Putin, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Yasir Arafat, and many others. His cabinet colleagues have journeyed across the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. When U...