Tony Blair

Revealed: how candid statesmen discussed peace process hopes

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2016

The personalities behind one of the most promising periods of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process have been uncovered in newly-released conversations between Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton.


Tony Blair to tackle European antisemitism in new role

By Marcus Dysch, June 4, 2015

Tony Blair has revealed he will work to tackle antisemitism across Europe in a new role.

After quitting as the Quartet’s Middle East envoy, Mr Blair is to become chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR).


Tony Blair steps down as Middle East peace envoy

By Naomi Firsht, May 27, 2015

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has resigned from his role as a peace envoy to the Middle East.

Mr Blair led negotiations on behalf of the Quartet - the UN, US, EU and Russia.

He took up the position seven years ago on leaving Downing Street.


Tony Blair vouches for convict Ehud Olmert in corruption case

By Marcus Dysch, May 6, 2015

Tony Blair has intervened in Ehud Olmert’s corruption case, providing a character reference for the discredited former Israeli Prime Minister.

A letter written by the former British premier in support of Olmert praised the ex-Kadima leader’s efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.


Tony Blair, back for a day

April 24, 2014

Much has changed since Tony Blair left office in 2007. But one thing remains the same — the clear thinking and vital analysis he offers of the biggest threat facing the West. It is a fantasy to imagine that extremist Islam is no longer the force it once was. As the former Prime Minister says, we need to remember who and what we are up against — and stick to that fight.


Tony Blair: Islamism is the biggest challenge

By Orlando Radice, April 24, 2014

Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair has accused the West of failing to recognise the scale of the dangers posed by radical Islam.

Speaking in London in Wednesday, Mr Blair said that an extremist version of Islam is driving the turmoil in the Middle East, which is now the world’s biggest security challenge.


Finding nuance in religious debate? I’ve got quite a job

By Martin Bright, January 24, 2014

We all have our dream jobs, and editing a publication analysing the role of religion in conflicts around the world is mine.

I never imagined for a moment anyone would offer me the role, so I was delighted to be approached by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to work on a new website on religion and globalisation.


What Tony Blair is doing in the Middle East

By Toby Greene, October 14, 2013

What has Tony Blair ever done for peace?


Tutu and a badly slipping halo

By Daniel Finkelstein, September 7, 2012

"If you like the president's politics, you probably like his voice and appearance as well". So writes social psychologist Daniel Kahneman in his wonderful book Thinking Fast and Slow. The Nobel laureate used the example to introduce his readers to the "Halo Effect".


Blair and Boris praise faiths unity

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have lauded the interfaith aspect of Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day marks the start of the national Interfaith Week and Mr Blair praised the notion of "Jews working with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Baha'is to go out into their communities to help clean up the area".

Mr Johnson said such co-operation was a "fantastic example of what can happen when people put