Oh, for the comfort of the real monsoon
By Tahmima Anam - 26 July 13:00

In the storms, it took me 24 hours to get from London to Cornwall. It never occurred to me that Brit

Message to the military
By Ziauddin Sardar - 26 July 13:00

The election results in Turkey are good news for that country, for Europe, even Nato, and particular

The alarming spread of fascism in Putin’s Russia
By Gavin Knight - 24 July 12:59

Soviet-style propaganda and a personality cult for Putin are only two of the signs that Russia is ed

Turkey and the challenges ahead
By Simon Hooper - 23 July 10:13

Simon Hooper reports from Ankara on the outcome of key Turkish elections and analyses some of the ch

Now we know why the buns taste odd
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 July 13:00

Chinese goods undercut the rest because not much is spent on safety, many products are counterfeited

Drowned in sound
By Lynsey Hanley - 12 July 13:00

<strong>Manifesto for Silence: Confronting the Politics and Culture of Noise

</strong>

Stuart Si

Silly Bunt
By Martin Bright - 10 July 11:21

Within Whitehall the terms of the debate on radical Islam have changed, but some on the left still d

My fellow American Muslims . . .
By Andrew Stephen - 05 July 13:00

Muslims living in the US enjoy a better life than those in Britain, says new research. Can Bush teac

Give us democracy - but not yet
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

We may be seeing the beginnings of a new, more robust, ideology in China and Russia that combines ca

Alan Johnston
By Ben Davies - 04 July 16:04

Delight the BBC correspondent has been released and other issues

Gas: who controls the tap?
By Paul Rodgers - 02 July 13:00

Most of us take energy provision for granted, but Russia's threat last year to cut off Western Europ

Farewell Hong Kong
By Robert Fell - 30 June 17:04

Robert Fell reflects on being a witness to the historic day, a decade ago, that Britain handed Hong

What Shinto means to me
By Jeffrey Somers - 28 June 15:36

There was only one object in the Holy of Holies and this was a bronze mirror on the back was the tet

A poor future in the city
By Sam Alexandroni - 28 June 13:00

Observations on population

What is Shinto?
By Jeffrey Somers - 27 June 11:27

A religion with no founder, no scriptures and only a loosely organised priesthood

Shinto's relationship with Japanese life
By Jeffrey Somers - 26 June 12:59

How Japanese religions are centred round three elements: birth, life and death

The Mystery of Shinto
By Jeffrey Somers - 25 June 11:23

Is it possible to demystify this most opaque of religions?

An outrage too far
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 June 13:00

An internet protest over human trafficking shakes the grip of the Chinese censors

A stan in the middle
By Sorrel Neuss - 14 June 13:00

With both US and Russian bases, Kyrgyzstan is caught in the middle of a battle for military dominanc

Excuse me, who am I?
By Shekhar Kapur - 14 June 13:00

The birth pangs of a film. The smell of Mumbai at night. And the mother of the streets who provides

Bush's bluff has been called by China
By Mark Lynas - 14 June 13:00

Even for George Bush, the apostle of climate-change deniers, an out-and-out obstructionist US positi

Those dangerous bloggers
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 June 13:00

The funniest bit of the film Prisoners of Freedom City is when the secret policeman picks his nose. He has a good dig around while sitting outside the apartment he's monitoring, unaware that those he's observing have turned the tables and are filming him.

China's gaping wound
By Jonathan Mirsky - 04 June 13:00

Observations on Tiananmen

Cultural diplomacy
By Richard Brooks - 04 June 13:00

Neil Kinnock, chair of the British Council, tells Richard Brooks why China isn't ready for Tracey's

A view from the east
By Salil Tripathi - 04 June 13:00

Indian art nets record prices even as its makers suffer threats to their freedom of expression.

Massacre in Karachi
By Ziauddin Sardar - 28 May 13:00

Ziauddin Sardar has disappeared

History reduced to rubble
By Lindsey Hilsum - 28 May 13:00

Lindsey Hilsum charts the Chinese government's ambiguous relationship with ancient buildings

All together now
By Mary Fitzgerald - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Karaoke: the global phenomenon</strong>

Zhou Xun and Francesca Tarocco<br /><em>Reaktion,

Wide open spaces
By Melissa Katsoulis - 28 May 13:00

<strong>The Cave of the Yellow Dog</strong>

Byambasuren Davaa and Lisa Reisch<br /><em>Virago, 160

Afghan secrets
By Hamida Ghafour - 28 May 13:00

<strong>A Thousand Splendid Suns</strong>

Khaled Hosseini<br /><em>Bloomsbury, 389pp, £16.99</em>

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