Condemnation is a luxury we can afford
By Staff blogger - 13 September 13:00

Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?

For Allah and the caliphate
By Shiv Malik - 13 September 13:00

Hizb ut-Tahrir, with its millions of Muslim followers, is accused in the US of being a conveyor belt

Why Tony needs help from a Tory
By Mark Leonard - 13 September 13:00

Observations on European referendum

Beyond Saddam
By Abdullah Muhsin - 13 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

More voices from the Muslim world
By Natalie Brierley - 13 September 13:00

Interviews via phone and e-mail

Suppose a new 9/11 hit America . . .
By Ian Bremmer - 13 September 13:00

By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute

An original approach
By Richard Gott - 13 September 13:00

Observations on Venezuela

Can Islam change?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 13 September 13:00

Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the

Special report - A president craves understanding
By John Kampfner - 13 September 13:00

"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"

A crime in the world's eyes
By John Hendy - 13 September 13:00

Observations on anti-union laws

World view - Michela Wrong introduces the Incontinent
By Michela Wrong - 13 September 13:00

Are those who call themselves "war correspondents" really brave? Some are, and I would divide them i

Politics - John Kampfner drags politics further into the mire
By John Kampfner - 13 September 13:00

The great and the good denounce journalists for dragging politics into the mire. If only they knew.

Why trade unionists should vote no
By Brian Denny - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the European constitution

America - Andrew Stephen thinks Kerry needs Clinton
By Andrew Stephen - 13 September 13:00

Kerry expected to make this election campaign into a referendum on Bush's character. It has morphed

They dare to dream
By Mark Bearn - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the United States

The slaughter of Iraq's intellectuals
By Andrew Rubin - 06 September 13:00

Since the occupation began, some 200 leading Iraqi academics, most of them in the humanities and soc

Europe's very own Puerto Rico
By Tom Gallagher - 06 September 13:00

Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi

Not shining, but drowning: John Pilger on India's unequal society
By John Pilger - 06 September 13:00

In the 1990s, as India opened itself to global capital, its rulers said poverty would be eradicated.

Chechnya's deadly ''black widows''
By Viv Groskop - 06 September 13:00

Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are

America - Andrew Stephen sees Republicans verr further right
By Andrew Stephen - 06 September 13:00

A rift has opened up between the older Bush and his son. The Republican Party is now more right-wing

But in Norway, the state is still grandpa
By Neil Clark - 06 September 13:00

Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports on noisy diplomacy in Darfur
By Lindsey Hilsum - 06 September 13:00

In Darfur, both sides play the diplomatic game. The rebels' best suit is the suffering of their peop

NS Essay - There is a law of the Labour back benches: if they do it in Sweden, it must be all right.
By Anthony Giddens - 06 September 13:00

So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi

California crosses the Atlantic
By Jack Thurston - 30 August 13:00

Observations on the European Constitution

When millions of machines roared
By Lilian Pizzichini - 30 August 13:00

Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to

America - Andrew Stephen finds the British talking about butts
By Andrew Stephen - 30 August 13:00

I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.

Fertile ground for the bad guys
By Michela Wrong - 30 August 13:00

As politicians focus on Darfur, another African conflict threatens open warfare again. And the west'

Politics - John Kampfner reveals Operation Bush Distance
By John Kampfner - 30 August 13:00

The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme

Bush, the working class hero
By Thomas Frank - 30 August 13:00

Thomas Frank on the extraordinary story of how poor Americans were persuaded to vote for right-wing