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

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.

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

America - Andrew Stephen tries to make sense of Rumsfeld
By Andrew Stephen - 24 November 12:00

Paul Bremer - currently trying to take charge in Baghdad - has a new mission: to hold the lid down o

The end of the affair
By David Marquand - 24 November 12:00

The special relationship is outdated. Blair deserves the axe for his Iraq follies, but can escape it

John Pilger - knows when Bush is lying - his lips move
By John Pilger - 24 November 12:00

Blair and Straw dare to suggest that the millions who have rumbled the Bush gang are simply being "f

The rebels on the border
By Sara Ferro Ribeiro - 24 November 12:00

Observations on Bhutan

A nation shirks the kitchen
By Adam Sage - 24 November 12:00

Observations on France

Northside - Andrew Martin fails to interest New Yorkers in York
By Andrew Martin - 24 November 12:00

"Arsey . . . nal," said the cabby as we inched past toll booths on Brooklyn Bridge

A beautiful city full of poison
By Andrew Hussey - 24 November 12:00

Observations on the Istanbul bombings

When good people are not all they seem
By Stephen Grey - 24 November 12:00

They're supposed to be non-governmental. But NGOs often get more cash from government than from dona

Darcus Howe is accused of letting his country down
By Darcus Howe - 17 November 12:00

I tell the truth about violence in Trinidad, and I am accused of letting my country down

The allegiance that I can't quite pledge
By Benjamin Markovits - 17 November 12:00

Identity - Benjamin Markovits, once described by a schoolmate as half-American, half-English and hal

One man's world
By Noam Chomsky - 17 November 12:00

George Bush's men have made the imperial grand strategy explicit. But the belief that the US is abov

Proud to be anti-American?
By Staff blogger - 17 November 12:00

The charge sheet against the United States is long and damning. It refuses to join efforts to stop global warming and continues to burn a disproportionate share of the planet's fossil fuels.

Why I became a German
By Shere Hite - 17 November 12:00

The exile - So vicious were the attacks on the feminist Shere Hite that she decided to give up her A

When it's best to be Canadian
By Ellie Levenson - 17 November 12:00

Observations on embarrassed expats

Prize Essay - Can developing nations be independent?
By Anthony Painter - 17 November 12:00

Today's globalised economy is dominated by a single ideology, but the frontiers which imprison poor

This comic is no laughing matter
By Nick Cohen - 17 November 12:00

Dissent - Michael Moore is a bestselling author not only in the US, but also in Britain, Japan, Germ

Harleys become war victims
By Barbara Gunnell - 17 November 12:00

Observations on steel tariffs

A funny sort of democracy
By Neil Clark - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Russia, Neil Clark spells ou

From sea to shining sea
By Marcus Warren - 17 November 12:00

The outsider 2 - We mock their patriotism, but over there they believe that there's an America for e

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