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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Observations on Bhutan

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 "fashionably anti-American".

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

Observations on France

Mark Thomas has a letter for Hilary Benn
By Mark Thomas - 17 November 12:00

The Secretary of State for International Development has decided to back a World Bank loan for a BP

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