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A conversation with Tony Blair's biographer, assessments of the prime minister's political career and ethics, and a look at his relationship with George W. Bush.

THE 'SLIGHTLY UNEXPECTED' LEADER

In this Web-exclusive interview with FRONTLINE, John Rentoul, chief editorial writer for The Independent and author of Tony Blair: Prime Minister (2001), discusses Blair's character, his political influences, and the evolution of his "ethically based" foreign policy.

 
A MAN OF 'MORAL CERTAINTY'

Selections from FRONTLINE's interviews with historians and others who analyze Blair's foreign policy precepts, his ideas on the emerging world order, and his code of ethics.

 
BETTER ANGELS: BLAIR AND THE KOSOVO WAR

An excerpt from John Rentoul's Tony Blair: Prime Minister examining Blair's role in the 1999 Kosovo war, the impact of the conflict on Blair's foreign policy, and Blair's performance in his "first real moral test."

 
BLAIR AND BUSH: A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

He has remained the U.S. president's most steadfast ally in both the war with Iraq and the fight against Al Qaeda. Here, in excerpts from FRONTLINE's interviews, journalists and individuals close to the British prime minister discuss this personal and strategic alliance -- the two leaders' auspicious first meeting, matters of faith, and Blair's assessment of the fragile American psyche after Sept. 11.

 
ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB

FRONTLINE's collection of links on Tony Blair, including interviews with the prime minister for previous FRONTLINE documentaries and his historic House of Commons speech on March 18, 2003, on the necessity of going to war with Iraq.

 

 

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