Guantanamo’s detox man

By Hugo Dixon
October 4, 2011

By Hugo Dixon

If anybody can provide a measure of legitimacy to the trials of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Brigadier General Mark Martins may be that person. Barack Obama will certainly be hoping so. Martins, who was on the Harvard Law Review with the president when they were students, has this week taken over as chief prosecutor for military commissions at a time when the highest-profile Guantanamo detainees are coming to trial. The first death penalty moved a step closer last week when a trial was ordered for Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri, who allegedly planned the bombing of USS Cole in 2000. The case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is likely to follow shortly afterwards, in what some people are dubbing America’s Nuremberg trial.

Italian mega-tax would be game-changer

By Hugo Dixon
September 13, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Can non-violent struggle bring down Syria’s Assad?

By Hugo Dixon
August 1, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Greek rescue: pig in a poke

By Hugo Dixon
July 26, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

BSkyB directors should quiz James Murdoch

By Hugo Dixon
July 26, 2011

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

Greek rescue bizarrely increases its debts

By Hugo Dixon
July 25, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

James Murdoch shouldn’t be kicked out of BSkyB

By Hugo Dixon
July 18, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Berlusconi really must go

By Hugo Dixon
July 13, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The way to end the Greek farce

By Hugo Dixon
July 12, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The EU has only itself to blame for ratings mess

By Hugo Dixon
July 7, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.