The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.
Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an
When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th
Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity
By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann
That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.
Observations on nostalgia
The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should
On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Observations on the media and Iraq
There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of
How extraordinary that a government which makes so much of personal responsibility - enjoining us to save for our old age, for example - should now be anxious to encourage us all to hazard our money at super-casinos.
The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.
The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B
Photography 2 - Using her first and only camera, Araceli Herrera has developed an eye for the shot t
Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"
For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.
The image - The US has long been disliked, but George W Bush made it personal