Conservatism - A John Kerry presidency would be at best a pause in the "melancholy, long, withdrawin
When George W Bush's plane touched down in Pennsylvania early in the election campaign, a Catholic priest was there to greet him and share a silent prayer on the tarmac. For all Bush's religiosity, the reason was a very earthly one.
Identity - Andrew Solomon thought he had settled on who he wanted to be. Now he finds himself in bad
Observations on the British in Iraq (2)
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl
We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'
More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establ
The man who would be Gladstone is unfurling all kinds of visionary reforms. The problem is that, for
The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih
When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies
The literary world loves a feud, but a fierce row is threatening English PEN's very existence. The c
By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war
George W Bush might not have been wired to a box in his back during the first televised debate, but
Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.
Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union
The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could
We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new
Observations on US elections
Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to
Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad
Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring
Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad
When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them
The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating
Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi
Indian Jews believed Israel was home, but when they got there, they were seen as pariahs
In the wake of Hurricane Ivan, what is left for the smaller Caribbean islands?