What has America ever done for us?
By Francis Beckett - 03 March 12:00

Was the US really at Britain's side at her moments of greatest national need - the Second World War,

John Pilger laughs (darkly) at Tony Blair
By John Pilger - 03 March 12:00

When Saddam hanged a British journalist in 1990, MI5 had the journalist smeared in the Sun, and the

America - Andrew Stephen exposes a real space shuttle disaster
By Andrew Stephen - 03 March 12:00

It is now emerging that the Columbia space shuttle had serious problems on 20 of its 28 flights, and

Where your Mercedes comes with a helicopter
By Liz McGregor - 03 March 12:00

Carjacking, the number one crime in South Africa, makes for unusual security measures, reports Liz M

"Immature, immoral, vulgar, materialistic . . ."
By Robert Taylor - 03 March 12:00

How Britons viewed Yanks in the 1940s

America - Andrew Stephen experiences total white-out
By Andrew Stephen - 24 February 12:00

After heavy snow and big anti-war protests, Bush has lost PR momentum. So expect him to demand a UN

Could Zimbabwe be the next Rwanda?
By Christina Lamb - 24 February 12:00

Christina Lamb hears warnings of genocide as Mugabe's ministers talk openly of reducing the populati

Why the moral stance fails to convince
By Staff blogger - 24 February 12:00

Advertising executives know that, for all the power of greed and aspiration, fear is the most effective sales weapon of all. Will I have an impoverished old age if I don't take up this pension scheme? Will I get a reputation for BO if I don't buy this deodorant?

The Gallic spanner in the US war works
By David Lawday - 24 February 12:00

France and America are almost alone these days in believing they have a civilising mission in the wo

Iraqis caress their AK-47s
By Lindsey Hilsum - 24 February 12:00

Rumours say the rich are on buses to Syria. Others take up arms - but against what exactly?

Commentary - A light goes out for African writing
By Nana Yaa Mensah - 24 February 12:00

Nana Yaa Mensah on the end of a great and influential publishing adventure

Clare Short helps out a tyrant
By Steve Crawshaw - 24 February 12:00

Observations on dictatorships

A terrible viciousness is born
By Nick Cohen - 24 February 12:00

Once, refugees were just scroungers. Now, they are also terrorists and plague carriers. As war appro

How to bring down Saddam
By Peter Tatchell - 17 February 12:00

Observations on alternatives to war

As the world protests against war, we hear again the lies of old
By John Pilger - 17 February 12:00

"A painful decision," say the supporters of an invasion. But it is not they who will feel the pain:

An Iraqi's best bodyguard?
By Claire McKendrick - 17 February 12:00

Observations on human shields

America - Andrew Stephen protests against Barbra Streisand
By Andrew Stephen - 17 February 12:00

With the protests limited to Hollywood bigmouths such as Barbra Streisand and Sean Penn, no wonder t

What happens if Saddam fights back with chemical and biological warfare?
By Paul Moorcraft - 17 February 12:00

London and Washington insist the Iraqi dictator has weapons of mass destruction. If so, war planners

Doves fly high in the east
By Neil Clark - 17 February 12:00

Observations on protest in Europe

War: the case has failed
By Staff blogger - 17 February 12:00

Could anybody have imagined, a year ago, that we would now be so close to war with Iraq?

A Victorian idealist in the White House
By Niall Ferguson - 17 February 12:00

The left opposes the war for the wrong reasons. Bush is not a dumb hick who wants to fight the Iraqi

A nation split down the middle
By Peter Wilby - 17 February 12:00

The Britometer poll

Suede boots, pink ladies
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 February 12:00

Lindsey Hilsum finds some curious visitors on the streets of Baghdad

Why a war against Iraq would be illegal
By Bianca Jagger - 17 February 12:00

The UN Charter does not justify an invasion

Take me somewhere good
By Jan Morris - 10 February 12:00

Which of the six nominated UK cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2008? Jan Morris fi

The end of the space age
By Marina Benjamin - 10 February 12:00

Even science fiction no longer tells tales of voyages to other worlds. Travel beyond earth ceased to

Mark Thomas on an al-Qaeda recruiting campaign
By Mark Thomas - 10 February 12:00

It's not true that most Iraqi exiles want a war. Who would want 3,000 missiles raining down on their

Cristina Odone remembers the Pledge of Allegiance
By Cristina Odone - 10 February 12:00

Every day, US schoolchildren are reminded that theirs is God's country

Taoist visions
By Ned Denny - 10 February 12:00

Art - Ned Denny enters the strange, invisible world of Chinese landscape paintings

America - Andrew Stephen on America's stressed-out students
By Andrew Stephen - 10 February 12:00

US parents are so ambitious for their children that only Harvard, Yale or Princeton will do. Even th