The warlords of America
By John Pilger - 23 August 13:00

Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry? The

America's own goal in Iraq
By Becky Tinsley - 16 August 13:00

The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy

World view - Michela Wrong honours an African leader
By Michela Wrong - 16 August 13:00

When war with Ethiopia started anew, a generation of Eritreans realised they'd spent most of their l

Where have all the children of the left gone?
By Nick Cohen - 16 August 13:00

Those who used to burn with anger against oppression and were united in fraternity with the vulnerab

America - Andrew Stephen reveals a spooky secret society
By Andrew Stephen - 16 August 13:00

What do Boy George and John Kerry have in common? What keeps Bill Clinton close to the richest Repub

The story of four women who trusted Uncle Joe
By Francis Beckett - 16 August 13:00

I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.

Time to keep up with the Blairs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:00

Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing so has become a favourite silly-season activity), they do understand the importance of holidays. Not for them the one week somewhere and a couple of city breaks later. They go away for August.

Stalin's British victims
By David Aaronovitch - 16 August 13:00

A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror

Who wants a Cheney bib?
By Edward Howker - 16 August 13:00

Observations on memorabilia

The global trade in muscle
By Andrew Simms - 09 August 13:00

Once, the rich world plundered Africa for mineral wealth. Now, as we shall see at the Olympics, it s

Arafat loses his balance
By Graham Usher - 09 August 13:00

The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest

America - Andrew Stephen on who will get jobs under Kerry
By Andrew Stephen - 09 August 13:00

The surest sign that people now take the possibility of a Kerry administration seriously is the goss

Why terrorists love Britain
By Jamie Campbell - 09 August 13:00

Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb

World view - Lindsey Hilsum holds out a slim hope for Dafur
By Lindsey Hilsum - 09 August 13:00

There <em>is </em>something to be done in Darfur. The problem is that we are so addicted to quick-fi

Harder times for the poor
By Jennifer Rankin - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Russia

Labour should raise income tax
By Staff blogger - 09 August 13:00

During its seven years in office, new Labour has transformed the terms of public debate so that poverty and inequality are no longer unmentionables.

Andrew Billen - Talking heads
By Andrew Billen - 09 August 13:00

Television - US coverage of politics is most watchable when it takes sides

The evangelical crusade
By Will Higham - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Sudan

On the rampage
By Mark Bearn - 02 August 13:00

Generation Kill

Evan Wright <em>Bantam, 368pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0593053478

Iraq: the borrow

The Bosnian connection
By Brendan O'Neill - 02 August 13:00

Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

Sudan needs more than an army
By Staff blogger - 02 August 13:00

Something must be done. As thousands in the Darfur region of Sudan face famine, rape and ethnic cleansing, the chorus goes up from politicians, NGOs, leader-writers and assorted do-gooders. The liberal interventionist bandwagon rolls.

Cross encounter
By Susan Elderkin - 02 August 13:00

Whitefella Jump Up: the shortest way to nationhood

Germaine Greer <em>Profile Books, 192pp, £7.99

World view - Michela Wrong celebrates a new Kenya
By Michela Wrong - 02 August 13:00

The corruption, the poverty and the potholes in the roads are still there. Yet on my latest visit to

Arabian feast
By Anna Shepherd - 02 August 13:00

Film - For the first time, the National Film Theatre is devoting a season to contemporary Arab cine

America - Andrew Stephen hears of Cheney standing down
By Andrew Stephen - 02 August 13:00

Democrats despair of John Kerry's wooden performances, while Washington is rife with rumours that Di

Hot tip: learn the French for "thingumajig"
By Rosie Millard - 02 August 13:00

Alan Morris, who has lived in the Dordogne for 14 years and has counted the British escapees in, and out again, describes the idea of living abroad as a fool's paradise. "Most professional people last about two years," he says.

Mark Thomas declines to stock up on baked beans
By Mark Thomas - 02 August 13:00

Anyone who wanders around the house with a government checklist during a terror attack, making sure

Exodus: the great British migration
By David Nicholson-Lord - 02 August 13:00

They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular

Politics - Mark Seddon learns of "stalking horses" against Blair
By Mark Seddon - 02 August 13:00

At least 59 Labour MPs are prepared to push for a leadership election, and two "stalking horses" are

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