Christmas Carol: the green version
By Paul Kingsnorth - 15 December 12:00

Would Scrooge have been so keen to buy presents for everybody if Marley had taken him on one more jo

Why does Bush fear Venezuela?
By Leigh Phillips - 15 December 12:00

It has a democratic president, a moderate social reform programme . . . and rather a lot of oil

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

God and Mammon mingle in the mall
By Andrew Stephen - 15 December 12:00

The beginning of the religious festival of Advent in America coincides with the biggest and most fre

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Midnight? Let's throw something
By Sara Ferro Ribeiro - 15 December 12:00

The English barely throw parties, let alone pots and pans. Sara Ferro Ribeiro on how to liven up New

The story of Anna and Rashid
By Jeremy Seabrook - 15 December 12:00

By Jeremy Seabrook

African patience helps Mugabe
By Richard Dowden - 15 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

The judicious use of force
By Peter Tatchell - 15 December 12:00

Zimbabwe faces a new threat of violence, and this time it is not coming from Mugabe.

Will a better road map get us there?
By Christopher Thompson - 15 December 12:00

A Palestinian academic and a former head of the Israeli secret police are bringing hope to the stall

Mark Thomas wants to see the Queen in court
By Mark Thomas - 15 December 12:00

The aristocracy need only worry about gout, syphilis and falling off polo ponies - industrial accide

Santa is green, really
By Mark Lynas - 15 December 12:00

Buried deep beneath the schmaltz and tinsel of this season of excess is a message for us about our p

Way out
By Mary Kaldor - 08 December 12:00

The occupation is turning Iraq into a weak, violent state, but we shouldn't just call for a handover

The promised land
By Mark Mazower - 08 December 12:00

Israeli town planners hoped to entice people to "instant cities" in the desert hills, but instead cr

Watch out, Tony, you've got a rival!
By Nicholas Woolley - 08 December 12:00

Observations on special relationships

Another nice friend for President Bush
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 December 12:00

Oil could make a tiny African country, plagued by poverty and disease, as rich as Kuwait. But a US-b

America - Andrew Stephen checks out the Democrat hopefuls
By Andrew Stephen - 08 December 12:00

To the alarm of Clintonistas, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are fighting an old-style battle for the

Global warming: make the guilty pay
By Andrew Simms - 08 December 12:00

Countries and corporations that belch out carbon emissions and shun Kyoto might think again if they

Sugar daddies and revolutions
By Leigh Phillips - 08 December 12:00

Georgia's revolt was something to celebrate. Does it matter that it was funded by a billionaire?

A little tiff on the tarmac
By Alec Russell - 01 December 12:00

Observations on the special relationship

Russia 1 - Too big? Too cold? Or just ungovernable?
By Helen Womack - 01 December 12:00

Russians go to the polls in a few days. Moscow's super-rich may give the brutal new consumer culture

Erdogan's veiled motives
By Helena Smith - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Turkey

Why we don't give a damn
By George Marshall and Mark Lynas - 01 December 12:00

Once again, world leaders meet to hear of new threats posed by global warming. Once again, they appear unable to act. George Marshall and Mark Lynas explain why.

Mark Thomas wonders why we don't like children
By Mark Thomas - 01 December 12:00

In northern Uganda, thousands of children are abducted and subjected to atrocities. Is this another

A vision from Rugby prison
By Victoria Brittain - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Palestine

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

It's all about oil again
By Tim Lambon - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Georgia

Russia 2 - "We pretend to vote; they pretend to notice"
By John Kampfner - 01 December 12:00

Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image.

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