Dictators

Does David Cameron 'Crawl Up' To Dictators?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

PMQs got a bit heated today when the ever-entertaining George Galloway asked David Cameron if he was glad the will of the public had kept us from a "w...

The Last Of The Bad Guys

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

Everything must come to an end. The departure of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marks the culmination of an era of bad guys who reached a truly ...

Was Thatcher a 'Champion of Freedom and Democracy'? Don't. Be. Silly.

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The reactions and tributes to Margaret Thatcher's death have illustrated the way in which modern conservatives have emptied the words 'freedom' and 'liberty' of all meaning and import. If (wo)man is judged by the company (s)he keeps, then Thatcher must be judged a champion of despotism and dictatorship, not of freedom or liberty.

An Audit of Iraq Ten Years On

Gary Kent | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Kurdistan region is clearly thriving as the safest, most stable, and prosperous part of Iraq, with a headstart of 12 years of relative freedom from Saddam. The number of deaths through terrorism is about 200 since 2003. It has built a major energy sector from nothing in just a few years. And it has helped stabilise the rest of Iraq and could be a model for it to follow.

Dictators as Bond Villains

John McMenamin | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John McMenamin

I thought I'd have a go at putting together a rogues gallery which puts reigning dictators in the roles of Bond villains. I've chosen ones who are unlikely to have me killed... I hope. Anyway, here's what a bit of pixel trickery resulted in.

Jessica Elgot

Cameron Under-Fire Over 'Cosy Deal' Plan For Al-Assad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has backed a safe passage for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to leave the war-torn country, if it would end the killings. The UK's ...

The Fight Against Europe's Last Dictator Continues

Sam Fisk | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Fisk

In Europe there is a country failing to hold fair, free and open elections. In Europe there is a country which tortures political prisoners. In Europe there is a country with a dictator.

The Trouble And Strife Of Being A Dictator's Wife

Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Behind every great man is a great woman. And the same can be said for dictators. From renowned polygamist Idi Amin to 40-hours wed Adolf Hitler, th...

This House Believes the Arab Spring is a Threat to Global Stability

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Abdullah Chaudhry and Ed Winfield debate the consequences of the Arab Spring ahead of Thursday's debate at the Cambridge Union. Abdullah contends in...

Kim Jong Il and How to Be a Leader

Tim Clare | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Tim Clare

Dictators have always been a rare and persecuted breed. In the 20th century, 77% of all dictators had at least one assassination attempt made against them. Saluting military parades from a balcony while embezzling most of your country's GDP seems, increasingly, like a dying art.

Kim Jong Il: 18 Strange 'Facts' About The North Korean Leader

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was a complex, often brutal dictator who prioritised military might and his own comfort ahead of feeding his ...

Arab Spring?

Peter Martindale | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As Autumn nears, and the so-called Arab Spring has achieved nothing more than bloodshed, resentment and instability, the West should stop its shameful support of bloody revolution.

Fallen Dictators: Blood-Stained Despots

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

With Colonel Gaddafi's death marking the success of the people over a vicious tyrant, the Huffington Post UK looks back at the rise and fall of dictat...

Photos: Gaddafi's Pyschedlic Official Stamp Collection

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

As monarchs, dictators and pop stars alike have learned throughout history, one of the perks of being a tyrant is that you get to put your face on an ...