America - Andrew Stephen on the mercenaries in Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 26 April 13:00

The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair's foreign policy collapse
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th

On the defensive
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

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Why Iraqis give thanks for Bush
By Orly Halpern - 26 April 13:00

In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

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.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 26 April 13:00

Don't believe it -"Blair gambles on Europe referendum"

Appeasement: Should we strike a deal?
By John Gray - 26 April 13:00

When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu

We don't trust them an inch
By Kieron O'Hara - 26 April 13:00

Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis

Don't let on about the truffles
By Viv Groskop - 26 April 13:00

Observations on Slovenia

The men of war
By Barbara Smith - 26 April 13:00

Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye

Andrew Stephen - Bush relaxes while soldiers die
By Andrew Stephen - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - George W Bush took five days' holiday at his Texas ranch while the rest of America was at wor

Second-class allies
By John Kampfner - 19 April 13:00

In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no

Lindsey Hilsum - Each Iraqi is both pro- and anti-war
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 April 13:00

The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the

Bad image, getting worse
By Luminita Holden - 19 April 13:00

Observations on eastern European migrants

As the death toll rises, a region holds its breath
By Barbara Smith - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction

Darcus Howe - hails a Caribbean genius
By Darcus Howe - 19 April 13:00

We Caribbean folk play cricket with joy, not with the imperial hauteur of the English

Get out now
By John Pilger - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of

Where pink shirts mark out the killers
By Jason Cowley - 19 April 13:00

Jason Cowley travels to Rwanda with Hilary Benn, the International Development Secretary, and finds

The business - Patrick Hosking hears Tollopian echoes in a tunnel
By Patrick Hosking - 19 April 13:00

Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en

Do they really want to save the world?
By Staff blogger - 19 April 13:00

When politicians are serious about something - terror, drugs, crime, poverty, litter - they declare a war on it, and often appoint a tsar as well.

One man and his dogs
By Michael McMahon - 19 April 13:00

Michael McMahon sees at first hand the big problem for Georgia's president: his enemy's fierce canin

World view - Michela Wrong notes the failings of diplomats
By Michela Wrong - 12 April 13:00

Diplomats have the same faults as foreign correspondents: they don't get out enough, they socialise

Panic on the beaches
By Peter Walker - 12 April 13:00

Fears that the Maori own New Zealand's seashore by law have rocked the Labour government

America - Andrew Stephen finds liberal talk radio not very funny
By Andrew Stephen - 12 April 13:00

The trouble with the new liberal talk-radio station is that it's not very funny. It's easier for rig

This man has been called Zimbabwe's Che Guevara. Did Mugabe have him murdered?
By Mark Olden - 12 April 13:00

In a divided land, Josiah Tongogara is a hero claimed by both sides. Mark Olden traces an inspiratio

Politics - John Kampfner learns of Tony Blair's nightmare
By John Kampfner - 12 April 13:00

Terrorism, race and asylum have combined to become the most potent mix in modern politics. But Blair

When men have lost their reason
By Colin Tudge - 12 April 13:00

Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe

Iraq: how to move on
By Staff blogger - 12 April 13:00

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.

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

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