The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m
David Edwards and David Cromwell
To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th
The Iraq War
John Keegan <em>Hutchinson, 254pp, £18.99</em>
In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first
The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.
Don't believe it -"Blair gambles on Europe referendum"
When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu
Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis
Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye
Iraq - George W Bush took five days' holiday at his Texas ranch while the rest of America was at wor
In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no
The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the
Observations on eastern European migrants
Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction
We Caribbean folk play cricket with joy, not with the imperial hauteur of the English
Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of
Jason Cowley travels to Rwanda with Hilary Benn, the International Development Secretary, and finds
Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en
When politicians are serious about something - terror, drugs, crime, poverty, litter - they declare a war on it, and often appoint a tsar as well.
Michael McMahon sees at first hand the big problem for Georgia's president: his enemy's fierce canin
Diplomats have the same faults as foreign correspondents: they don't get out enough, they socialise
Fears that the Maori own New Zealand's seashore by law have rocked the Labour government
The trouble with the new liberal talk-radio station is that it's not very funny. It's easier for rig
In a divided land, Josiah Tongogara is a hero claimed by both sides. Mark Olden traces an inspiratio
Terrorism, race and asylum have combined to become the most potent mix in modern politics. But Blair
Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe
Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.