Why Obama? Deconstructing the Nobel Peace Prize nomination
By Simon Reid-Henry - 09 October 16:59

The choice of the US President completes the counter-Bush trilogy: Carter, Gore and now Obama

The Democratic Party turns draconian
By Neil Clark - 24 September 6:50

Imagine a country where the self-styled democrats threaten press freedom and where “anti-democratic" forces try to defend it.

Sympathy for the de Villepin?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 24 September 6:50

France can hardly believe its luck. The silver fox, the poet-politician, is in the dock.

Diary: Alexander Lebedev
By Alexander Lebedev - 17 September 6:48

Sun, sea and excess on the Côte de Crime

Q&A: George Friedman
By George Eaton - 27 August 16:42

The author of the new book The Next 100 Years explains why China poses little threat to US supremacy

The next 100 years
By George Friedman - 27 August 8:07

Japan and Turkey form an alliance to attack the US. Poland becomes America’s closest ally. Mexico ma

Stories from a former country
By Dave Rimmer - 20 August 8:40

A striking series of photographs from the GDR captures
a world that began to fade 20 years ago – a

The NS Profile: Daniel Hannan
By George Eaton - 20 August 8:40

David Cameron may have dismissed his ‘‘eccentric views’’, but this Atlanticist could emerge as a lig

Dictating the future
By Caroline Palmer - 20 August 8:40

Belarus does not get many tourists, at least not the conventional sort.

Lost and found
By Phil Cain - 06 August 9:11

If a friend or family member goes missing in the former Yugoslavia, a region plagued by crime and people-smuggling, the authorities are not likely to be of much help.

Tories in disarray as US questions Cameron's links to "respectable fascism"
By Denis MacShane - 03 August 16:10

Furore builds over Conservative alliance with European anti-Jewish far right

Jewish leaders turn on Tories
By James Macintyre - 30 July 9:03

Europe's Jewish leaders express concern over the Tories' links with Polish MEP Michal Kaminski

A new era, lost in the landslide
By Nicky Gardner - 30 July 9:03

Early in July, people gathered in the village of Nachterstedt in eastern Germany to cut a ribbon to inaugurate the brand new town of Seeland, formed by merging Nachterstedt with other villages around Lake Concordia.

Who do you think you are kidding...?
By Daniel Trilling - 23 July 13:00

On the trail of the BNP as it makes its first, shambolic appearance at the European Parliament in St

A royal soap opera
By Samira Shackle - 09 July 11:29

The antics of the Grimaldis disfigure Monaco

Sweden’s princesses next door
By Andrew Brown - 09 July 11:29

Observations on bicycling monarchies

Nothing is as it seems
By William Cook - 02 July 12:18

The new Magritte Museum gives William Cook a fresh perspective on Brussels, the capital of surrealis

What lies beneath
By Nina Caplan - 02 July 12:18

If Sarkozy banned the burqa, he himself would be oppressing the women who wear it. Making something

The future of the Swedish model
By Anonymous - 25 June 11:37

‘‘Filippa, where are you?” The question is asked every Thursday at public meetings in Tensta, a poor suburb north-west of central Stockholm.

The death of a dream
By Sigrid Rausing - 25 June 11:37

Andrew Brown has won the Orwell Prize for Fishing in Utopia, a memoir of life in Sweden. Here he tal

Losing your marbles
By Helena Smith - 18 June 10:53

Observations on the Parthenon Marbles

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

Europe turns right as the progressive vote collapses
By Staff blogger - 11 June 13:12

This should have been the perfect moment for centre-left parties to triumph

This socialist paradise
By Neil Clark - 11 June 13:12

Want to visit a socialist paradise, where the needs of local citizens are put before capital? Where locally owned businesses rather than multinational chains dominate the streets? Where public transport is not only publicly owned, but free?

After the truth
By David Quinn - 29 May 11:09

The Ryan Commission has revealed decades of child abuse within institutions run by the Irish Catholi

Is France on the verge of another May '68?
By Andrew Hussey - 28 May 14:10

Demonstrations and strikes, uproar in the universities and the emergence of a new anti-capitalist pa

From riches to rags
By Dominic Sullivan - 28 May 14:10

Observations on Romanian rugby

Has Cameron saved the EU?
By Roderick Parkes - 18 May 10:53

David Cameron's self-imposed marginalisation of the Tories in Brussels may help in an EU struggling

Box of delights
By William Cook - 14 May 11:02

The seemingly sleepy county town of Bedford hides a treasure trove of art, discovers William Cook

Hungary tears up the ballot paper
By Neil Clark - 14 May 11:02

Observations on European Democracy