World view - Lindsey Hilsum warns that old wars can bite back
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 February 12:00

The murders in Lebanon and Somalia show that wars we thought we could forget are still simmering awa

Scotland waits for July riots
By Tom Wall - 21 February 12:00

Tom Wall finds potential protesters already being harassed as police prepare for the G8 summit

America - Andrew Stephen screams for Howard Dean
By Andrew Stephen - 14 February 12:00

Howard Dean, unlike Clinton and Kerry, doesn't wait for focus groups to tell him what to do - he jus

A reality check on the "Persian menace"
By Ali M Ansari - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Should we fear Iran? Experience has taught its people that war is expensive in both human and

World view - Michela Wrong overhears diaspora gossip
By Michela Wrong - 14 February 12:00

In a diaspora, there is no such thing as privacy. Everyone knows everyone else's business, whose fat

Iran at a glance
By Christopher Thompson - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Research

Bloggers strike first
By Kathryn Corrick - 14 February 12:00

Iran -

The nuclear fat is in the fire
By James Buchan - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Iran is not some ill-sorted colonial confection like Iraq with 80 years on the clock. This pr

I've never seen so much heavy make-up
By Frances Harrison - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Frances Harrison, the BBC's new woman in Tehran, finds it a complicated city where eyeshadow

Middle East: keep US and UK out
By Staff blogger - 14 February 12:00

The most encouraging thing about the latest handshake between the leaders of Israel and Palestine is that it took place on the shores of the Red Sea and not on the White House lawn. There was not an American "mediator" in sight.

Would Condi and Dubbya really start another war?
By Guy Dinmore - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Washington is confused about Iran, with many analysts doubting military action is do-able. Th

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

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.

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

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

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

As the touture of Mamdouh Habib is revealed, 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 other nation.

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

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

Observations on Turkish Kurds

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

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

Observations on Afghanistan

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

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

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