Politics - John Kampfner on the EU's straight banana factor
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

The task facing pro-Europeans is bleaker than at any other time in Tony Blair's two terms. So risky

NS Interview - Ken Macdonald
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

Guantanamo was a legal black hole, says the director of public prosecutions, but he sticks up for Be

America - Andrew Stephen watches the paper line up to vote
By Andrew Stephen - 07 February 12:00

If academia were truly free-thinking, it would accept that the possibility of innate differences bet

How the west dug holes for the poor
By Staff blogger - 07 February 12:00

During the cold war, the developed nations lent willingly to Africa. No worries then about how corrupt dictators might misuse the money or line their own pockets: the US gave millions to the notorious Mobutu regime in Zaire.

Graduate debt? Do a runner . . .
By Stuart Dunn - 07 February 12:00

Stuart Dunn finds that, after 15 years of charging tuition fees, New Zealand faces a brain drain

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Britain to reject European constitution"

In Brussels, the lobbyocracy rules
By Barbara Gunnell - 07 February 12:00

EU laws affect us all, but it's the corporate lobbyists who have the biggest influence on them. Thei

Arrested without reasonable cause
By Mark Thomas - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Turkish Kurds

John Pilger finds fear and silence in Australia
By John Pilger - 07 February 12:00

Australia, once the land of the "fair go", has collaborated with Guantanamo more closely than any ot

Warlords' threat to secede
By Shiv Malik - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Afghanistan

Sport - Jason Cowley on racism in South African cricket
By Jason Cowley - 07 February 12:00

Apartheid, not the ruling regime, brought race into South African cricket

World view - Lindsey Hilsum
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 February 12:00

I feared that I had become a stooge. Embedded with the British forces, I came to Basra to report on

An election riven with contradictions
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 January 12:00

It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme

What next? Don't ask Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - The principles of the Bush administration are elastic. The future of Iran and Iraq

It's new Labour, Delhi-style
By Sarah Bancroft - 31 January 12:00

Observations on India

On the world's most dangerous roads
By Tom Roberts - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Tom Roberts, embedded with US troops for a month, finds their professionalism impre

A lefty the left doesn't like
By Tom Gallagher - 31 January 12:00

Observations on a visitor from Romania

World view - Michela Wrong stands up on her pen in Nairobi
By Michela Wrong - 31 January 12:00

We may have forgotten colonialism but, as the newspapers show, Kenyans believe Britain is still tryi

The Salvador option
By Sue Branford - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

Politics - John Kampfner observes Operation Bush Dance
By John Kampfner - 31 January 12:00

As the government gently distances us from Washington, Jack Straw's low-key diplomacy in Iran has be

Darcus Howe escapes to "Little England"
By Darcus Howe - 31 January 12:00

The Barbados PM is quite clear: he just couldn't swear allegiance to King Harry

A brief guide to Iraqi democracy
By Laura Barnett - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

Only one muted cheer for Iraqi democracy
By Staff blogger - 31 January 12:00

The first democratic elections in Iraq's history ought to be an occasion for celebration, arousing the same emotions as the first such in South Africa.

The Middle East's Generation X
By Allegra Stratton - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Two-thirds of Arabs are under 25, and they are better educated than ever. History s

Why Abbas is already frozen out
By Daphna Baram - 24 January 12:00

The new Palestinian leader doesn't matter to Israel. The real negotiation is with America

The press unites in ignorance
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

America - Andrew Stephen fears for FDR's welfare legacy
By Andrew Stephen - 24 January 12:00

Just as Bush and his team marshalled facts and factoids of doubtful provenance to justify invading I

A forgotten minority
By Mark Seddon - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

John Pilger denounces EU appeasement of Burma
By John Pilger - 24 January 12:00

With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right. In Burma

How the west followed Bin Laden's script
By Staff blogger - 24 January 12:00

The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 September 2001. Since 1945, international conflicts had had only a limited effect on western homelands, particularly the American homeland.

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