Rise of the terrorist professors
By Kevin Toolis - 14 June 13:00

Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "

A very good monarch
By Robert Chesshyre - 14 June 13:00

Observations on Ronald Reagan

NS Essay - Is Muslim civilisation set on a fixed course to decline?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 14 June 13:00

Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral

America - Andrew Stephen explores the mystery of a CIA boss
By Andrew Stephen - 14 June 13:00

US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b

John Pilger denounces the liberal press (yes, including the New Statesman)
By John Pilger - 14 June 13:00

In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.

Brits tame the wild frontiers
By Celia Brayfield - 14 June 13:00

One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wants Europe to help the Middle East
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 June 13:00

The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of

Pleased to bow to Uncle Sam
By Neil Clark - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu

World view - Michela Wrong doubts Bob Geldof can help Africa
By Michela Wrong - 07 June 13:00

Since the planes crashed into the twin towers, African countries have known that to receive western

Darcus Howe meets immigrants on holiday
By Darcus Howe - 07 June 13:00

The English tourists were split into tribes - until somebody mentioned immigrants

Why al-Qaeda may save the world
By Staff blogger - 07 June 13:00

Except in particularly vulnerable parts of the world, such as Bangladesh and some Pacific islands, humanity watches rising sea levels with equanimity. Rising oil prices, however, cause panic.

City of gods
By Denis MacShane - 07 June 13:00

A Death in Brazil

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At last, a "not guilty" verdic
By Brian Cathcart - 07 June 13:00

Observations on spies

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

Deaf to the world beyond them
By Andrew Simms - 07 June 13:00

Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a cicada moment
By Andrew Stephen - 07 June 13:00

The Magicicada Brood X insect appears once every 17 years. When it next resurfaces, what kind of a w

Another fake: how the media helps obfuscate the truth of Iraq
By John Pilger - 31 May 13:00

Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. The bigger problem is lies elsewhere.

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

America - Andrew Stephen on Michael Moore's low US profile
By Andrew Stephen - 31 May 13:00

Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Why you don't hear about our brave boys
By Stephen Grey - 31 May 13:00

Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr

World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

The president wiggles his hips in Detroit
By Alec Russell - 31 May 13:00

''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Americans get a raw deal
By Mark Bearn - 31 May 13:00

High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

How to re-fight the Gulf wars
By Robert Colvile - 31 May 13:00

Observations on computer games

Big in South Korea
By Anthony Townsend - 31 May 13:00

A nation still living in the shadow of its colonial past and civil war leads the world when it comes

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