India's time of reckoning
By Pankaj Mishra - 29 September 13:00

The world's second-largest population of Muslims has until now resisted the pied pipers of jihad. Bu

America - Andrew Stephen sees muddle in the white House
By Andrew Stephen - 29 September 13:00

The president and his deputy contradict each other in public, and the secretary of state despairs of

I want to be ruled from Brussels
By Neil Clark - 29 September 13:00

Although he is a Eurosceptic, Belgium holds no terrors for Neil Clark. He admires its clean streets,

Beyond Castle Bremer's walls
By Peter Beaumont - 29 September 13:00

Inside the Baghdad "bubble", Americans stay optimistic. They should get out more

Just another way to bully the weakest
By Nick Cohen - 29 September 13:00

ID cards will be unpopular and hard to administer. They won't even prevent serious crime. But they w

The rise and fall of the sun. Is the vacuum of leadership that led Japan astray in the 1930s not also the country's central political problem today, asks Bill Emmott
By Bill Emmott - 29 September 13:00

Inventing Japan: from empire to economic miracle (1853-1964)

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Women rule in French courts
By Adam Sage - 29 September 13:00

Observations on sex equality

America - Andrew Stephen finds Mel Gibson in trouble
By Andrew Stephen - 22 September 13:00

Mel Gibson's film about the Crucifixion has already created bitter divisions and led to allegations

Now French intellectuals love America
By David Lawday - 22 September 13:00

Contrary as always, the philosophers and literati of France have decided that they should stick up f

Dead in the water
By Mark Lynas - 22 September 13:00

Mark Lynas listens to the Icelanders' arguments, economic and even ecological, in favour of whaling

Pro-capitalists hate the arms trade, too
By Samuel Brittan - 22 September 13:00

Samuel Brittan, a defender of competitive markets, supports the protests against selling weapons. Th

One man went to war
By John Kampfner - 22 September 13:00

John Kampfner reveals for the first time the full story of how Blair committed Britain to invade Ira

A conspiracy too far?
By Paul Kingsnorth - 15 September 13:00

Paul Kingsnorth finds Michael Meacher unrepentant, while his green friends fear he has helped their

Why the world needs social democracy
By Staff blogger - 15 September 13:00

As you read this, the world's trade ministers meet in Cancun, Mexico, supposedly to hammer out a better deal for the world's poor. Ignore the bromides that will undoubtedly emerge. Ignore any claims of breakthroughs and promises of a new era.

Who owns the world?
By Andrew Simms - 15 September 13:00

Everything - from land, water and plant seeds to folk stories and football results - can now be clai

Birds against democracy
By David Cox - 15 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Oil rolls back the former Soviet borders
By Maurice Walsh - 15 September 13:00

Control of Azerbaijan's vast oil resources has long been an American ambition. Now, after years of c

The peasants beyond the walls
By Katharine Ainger - 15 September 13:00

Observations on Cancun

Could you share a pint with a man who killed your family?
By John Carlin - 15 September 13:00

Every day for a hundred days, about 9,000 Rwandans were slaughtered by their own countrymen. A decad

America - Andrew Stephen on Bush's U-turn
By Andrew Stephen - 15 September 13:00

With support for Bush slipping because of the Iraq mess, electoral considerations now dictate foreig

Darcus Howe puts Martin Luther King in his place
By Darcus Howe - 08 September 13:00

The US black revolt began on the cotton plantations, not at the Lincoln Memorial

NS Essay - "Power failures reveal a deep truth: the earth's resources are irrevocably finite"
By John Gray - 08 September 13:00

We like to believe that growth can go on for ever and that the western way of life can be replicated

We sell arms to Saddam's friends
By Gideon Burrows - 08 September 13:00

While Syria is accused of being a danger to the world, the Ministry of Defence invites its generals

America - Andrew Stephen hears carbon dioxide emissions are harmless
By Andrew Stephen - 08 September 13:00

America produces 23 per cent of the world's carbon dioxide, and the glaciers in a Montana national p

Can a bridge calm troubled water?
By Salil Tripathi - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Bosnia

The power of the weak
By Tim Lambon - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Baghdad

The citizens of nowhere
By Paul Kingsnorth - 01 September 13:00

A global middle class - rootless, urban, technocratic, materialistic - is emerging. It exists in eve

Thousands die: mustn't grumble!
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 01 September 13:00

Observations on global warming and the media

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