A child is in mortal danger. This man can tell you where he is, but won't talk. What would you do?
By Nick Cohen - 29 November 12:00

Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu

The myth of the malingerer
By Margaret Cook - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Gulf war syndrome

Did Dubbya rig the election?
By Michael Meacher - 29 November 12:00

Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

America - Andrew Stephen on a quadriplegic's death sentence
By Andrew Stephen - 29 November 12:00

For those of you who cannot conceive of the US as a cruel country, read the tale of the young quadri

Diary - Irma Kurtz<br />
By Irma Kurtz - 29 November 12:00

"Whoever had to ask for pickles in a Manhattan deli?"I ask the unknown woman at my table. "Everythin

Deported from America
By Stephen Davis - 22 November 12:00

Under US laws passed in the mid-1990s and now being strictly enforced, minor and long-forgotten offe

Creative history
By Terry Bell - 22 November 12:00

South Africa: the first man, the last nation

R W Johnson <em>Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 244pp, £16.99

America - Andrew Stephen warns that "Condi" is bad news
By Andrew Stephen - 22 November 12:00

The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too

Gaijin takeaway
By Ian G Mason - 22 November 12:00

America may seem an ever more dominant force in the world's film industry, but Hollywood has long be

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 November 12:00

If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an

The new internationalism
By James Purnell - 22 November 12:00

America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready

World view - Michela Wrong
By Michela Wrong - 22 November 12:00

Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

How the US could be left behind
By David Nicholson-Lord - 22 November 12:00

Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord

Mark Thomas asks what is the point of Band Aid
By Mark Thomas - 22 November 12:00

The trouble with Band Aid is that you can buy the single, think you have done your bit and walk away

Will the secular left continue bowling alone?
By William Davies - 15 November 12:00

In the days following the defeat of Boston's native son John Kerry, the city's newspapers echoed some of the questions raised in the months following 9/11: Why do they hate us? How did religious zeal come to overpower political reason?

A Bollywood hospital saga
By Samir Shah - 15 November 12:00

When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th

Politics - John Kampfner on the only friend Tony has left
By John Kampfner - 15 November 12:00

Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary

Darcus Howe bemoans lawless Trinidad
By Darcus Howe - 15 November 12:00

In Trinidad, even human rights lawyers seem not to care when people get shot

The left needs its own moral values
By Staff blogger - 15 November 12:00

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.

Bush faces trade sanctions
By Andrew Simms - 15 November 12:00

Observations on global warming

Iraq: without media questioning, the unthinkable becomes normal
By John Pilger - 15 November 12:00

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women and children are being killed.

The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

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.

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

The rules of successful rebellion
By Kevin Toolis - 08 November 12:00

By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

World view - Lindsey Hilsum watches troops prepare for Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 November 12:00

The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

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.

Pages