Goodbye Ulrich Mühe
By Ben Davies - 27 July 15:52

<a href="">The Lives of Others</a> really is one of the best

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Observations on Tiananmen

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>

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