America - Andrew Stephen sees ass-covering in Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 05 April 13:00

The new game in Washington is CYA - cover your ass. So far, the winner is Richard Clarke, whose expl

A brave new world of Pyrex dishes
By Helen Womack - 05 April 13:00

Russia today is like Britain in the Fifties and Sixties: agog at new washing machines, throwing out

Politics - John Kampfner predicts a delayed general election
By John Kampfner - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006

How to take Islam back to reason
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 April 13:00

Far from being anti-science, as George Carey suggests, the Koran demands scientific study. Now Musli

Our amazing hypocrisy on immigration
By Staff blogger - 05 April 13:00

The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.

Give Blair another chance
By Mark Lynas - 05 April 13:00

Mark Lynas proposes that we should forgive the PM for Iraq if he can redeem himself by embracing a b

A green land
By Mark Mazower - 05 April 13:00

I Saw Ramallah

Mourid Barghouti, translated by Ahdaf Soueif <em>Bloomsbury, 184pp, £12.99</em>

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John Pilger reveals Australia's role as Bush's sheriff
By John Pilger - 05 April 13:00

Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia re

Germany takes its medicine badly
By David Lawday - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair's problems are nothing to what Chancellor Schroder faces in Berlin. His party loathes him

The power of martyrdom
By Cristina Odone - 29 March 13:00

The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea

The void of understanding
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 29 March 13:00

Observations on the media and Haiti

The only solution for Palestine
By Staff blogger - 29 March 13:00

Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the entire Hamas leadership, the suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel will continue and perhaps intensify. No doubt the classic texts of counter-insurgency advise that resistance is best crushed by eliminating its leaders.

A bad model for Iraq
By Helena Smith - 29 March 13:00

Observations on Kosovo

World view - Michela Wrong warns that Tutsis haven't forgotten
By Michela Wrong - 29 March 13:00

We can expect a flood of criticism of Rwanda's leadership since the genocide, and there is much to c

William Skidelsky finally appreciates cheese
By William Skidelsky - 29 March 13:00

To develop a gourmet's appreciation of cheese, a trip to the Alps is advised

America - Andrew Stephen fears Kerry has already blown it
By Andrew Stephen - 29 March 13:00

The Bush camp has managed to turn Kerry into a figure of fun before the Democratic candidate has got

MoveOn told to move out
By Simon Hooper - 29 March 13:00

Observations on US censorship

America - Andrew Stephen finds murky things in the water
By Andrew Stephen - 22 March 12:00

In the land where lives are held to be more precious than anywhere else, the capital's denizens are

Does Blunkett back the law?
By Corin Redgrave - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Gantanamo

John Pilger on terror in Palestine
By John Pilger - 22 March 12:00

No front pages in the west mourn victims of the enduring bloodbath in occupied Palestine, the equiva

Tell them it's the sound of freedom
By Stephen Grey - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Iraq

After Madrid, does urban life have a future?
By Eric Klinenberg - 22 March 12:00

Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to

Mark Kermode - Targeted by Eros
By Mark Kermode - 22 March 12:00

Film - Bollywood is finally breaking into mainstream UK cinema

How Prescott can defeat Bin Laden
By Quentin Letts - 22 March 12:00

Observations on counter-terrorism

The return of the Taliban
By Christina Lamb - 22 March 12:00

Liberated women? The chief justice wants to ban women from driving. That's not the only way in which

A choice between Saudi and Turkey
By Ziauddin Sardar - 22 March 12:00

Observations on the Muslim world

NS Essay - 'There will never be any other industry that can employ as many people as farming'
By Colin Tudge - 22 March 12:00

By 2050, six billion people will live in cities - as many as now live on the whole earth. At least a

The war that changed everything
By Staff blogger - 15 March 12:00

To understand how much the Iraq war has changed the world, cast your mind back - not just one year to when the war started, but more than two years to when we first heard of the "axis of evil".

Nowhere to go but out
By John Kampfner - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - Blair has given up hope that the war be seen as a triumph. The best prospect now

Darcus Howe finds war clouds in the Caribbean
By Darcus Howe - 15 March 12:00

Scouts and Girl Guides are mobilised as the Caribbean trembles on the brink of war

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