Half a superpower
By John Gittings - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - China still punches below its weight on the international stage, but it is the only c

The world's first multinational
By Nick Robins - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western

The ecstasy of God's dancers
By William Dalrymple - 13 December 12:00

Now more than ever the world needs a gentle, tolerant version of Islam. Sufism is exactly that, but

Read your roots
By Aleks Sierz - 06 December 12:00

Encounters - As a child in the 1970s, he was called Golliwog and Sambo. Kwame Kwei-Armah talks race

Gaijin takeaway
By Ian G Mason - 22 November 12:00

America may seem an ever more dominant force in the world's film industry, but Hollywood has long be

A Bollywood hospital saga
By Samir Shah - 15 November 12:00

When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th

Not welcome in the Holy Land
By Sejal Mandalia - 04 October 13:00

Indian Jews believed Israel was home, but when they got there, they were seen as pariahs

More voices from the Muslim world
By Natalie Brierley - 13 September 13:00

Interviews via phone and e-mail

Can Islam change?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 13 September 13:00

Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the

Not shining, but drowning
By John Pilger - 06 September 13:00

In the 1990s, as India opened itself to global capital, its rulers said poverty would be eradicated.

Mark Thomas knows where Mrs T should be buried
By Mark Thomas - 21 June 13:00

The UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record. That's why it supports

Mobiles and Mercs among the hermits
By Steve Bloomfield - 14 June 13:00

Across the closed society of North Korea, a visitor finds signs of a cultural revolution that promis

Big in South Korea
By Anthony Townsend - 31 May 13:00

A nation still living in the shadow of its colonial past and civil war leads the world when it comes

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

Spiritual struggle
By Isabel Hilton - 17 May 13:00

The Dance of 17 Lives: the incredible true story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa

Mick Brown <em>Bloomsbury

A bit of moderate Muslim torture
By Jeremy Seabrook - 10 May 13:00

Observations on Bangladesh

Eastern promise
By Chris Patten - 03 May 13:00

A Modern History of Hong Kong (1841-1997)

Steve Tsang <em>I B Tauris, 352pp, £35</em>

ISBN 18606

John Pilger reveals Australia's role as Bush's sheriff
By John Pilger - 05 April 13:00

Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia re

Mark Kermode - Targeted by Eros
By Mark Kermode - 22 March 12:00

Film - Bollywood is finally breaking into mainstream UK cinema

The return of the Taliban
By Christina Lamb - 22 March 12:00

Liberated women? The chief justice wants to ban women from driving. That's not the only way in which

A migration that nobody objects to
By Alexander Monro - 01 March 12:00

The Chinese are now the largest student minority in UK universities. At huge cost, they come to get

Nothing to sell but their bodies
By Barbara Gunnell - 01 March 12:00

Everyone wants to stop people-trafficking. But in impoverished Nepal, the earnings of exiled workers

Pay Indians our minimum wage
By Richard Colbey - 01 March 12:00

Observations on outsourcing

Light and hope of the NHS
By Theodore Dalrymple - 23 February 12:00

Observations on Indian doctors

The movie star and the lapdog
By James B Goodno - 16 February 12:00

Observations on Philippines

"Traitor" will get a rich retirement
By Ziauddin Sardar - 09 February 12:00

Observations on Pakistan's nuclear scandal

Mark Thomas - finds Indians who won't drink Coke
By Mark Thomas - 02 February 12:00

In India, pressures on the water supply created by a Coca-Cola plant have caused wells to dry up. Is

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

Mark Thomas wants to see the Queen in court
By Mark Thomas - 15 December 12:00

The aristocracy need only worry about gout, syphilis and falling off polo ponies - industrial accide

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