Life beyond drugs and thugs
By John O'Farrell - 13 December 0:00

Despatches from Belfast

Happy 10th birthday Kyoto
By Peter Hardstaff - 12 December 11:17

As people at the Bali conference sing 'happy birthday dear Kyoto' Peter Hardstaff reports on America

Liberal hijack
By Peter Hardstaff - 09 December 12:29

Who's really in charge at the Bali climate conference? It must be those pesky European liberals, mus

A Danish row on British shores
By Hans Hauge - 07 December 10:17

How a row between two Denmark-based academics broke out on Here Hans Hauge respond

Leave it to the professionals
By Peter Wilby - 06 December 12:00

Ministers can't make children read.

Secrets of the state
By Andrey Kurkov - 06 December 12:00

<strong>The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia</strong>

Orlando Figes <em>Allen Lane, th

Black cloud over the Balkans
By Misha Glenny - 06 December 12:00

The status of Kosovo was supposed to be the last obstacle to solving the problems of the Balkans. Fa

Vlad the Great
By Orlando Figes - 29 November 12:00

Putin has dismantled the fragile democracy of the 1990s, but has never been more popular. The New St

Appetite for destruction
By Robin Stummer - 29 November 12:00

Moscow's extraordinary architectural heritage is being wiped out in the ruthless pursuit of a new Ru

Putin's copycats
By Thomas de Waal - 29 November 12:00

Whether in pro-western or pro-Moscow states, repression and corruption are flourishing among Russia'

Loyalty card
By Artemy Troitsky - 29 November 12:00

Even the most-travelled, open-minded Russians are singing Putin's tune, writes Artemy Troitsky, the

The modern Russian paradox
By Lilia Shevtsova - 29 November 0:00

Ironies behind the elite’s confused thinking

Blue Noses
By Staff blogger - 29 November 0:00

Blue Noses are an art collective from Siberia. Their work has been exhibited worldwide. http://e-gal

Euro 2008 and the economy
By Martin O'Neill - 27 November 11:01

Martin O'Neill unpicks claims that England's defeat to Croatia will cost the economy somewhere betwe

Reds under Danish beds
By Tabish Khair - 26 November 11:07

Right-wing rhetoric about socialism in modern Denmark has curious parallels with paranoia about the

Mourning Alexander Litvinenko
By Ivar Amundsen - 23 November 10:26

A year on, Ivar Amundsen remembers his friend Alexander Litvinenko and reflects on the ruthlessness

A home for heroes
By Alyssa McDonald - 22 November 12:00

Alyssa McDonald discovers a corner of Ukraine that has withstood empire, Stalin and 21st-century adv

The entente was truly cordiale
By Anonymous - 22 November 12:00

Since, as everyone knows, the French are more intelligent than anyone else, it was only fair that th

The story of Clegg's aunt
By Jonathan Calder - 19 November 11:07

She had affairs with HG Wells and Maxim Gorky and was a suspected Soviet spy but can Moura Budberg l commended at award ceremony
By Ben Davies - 16 November 17:20

How was runner up at a prestigious awards ceremony plus a far from quiet American i

Why Sweden's not perfect, after all
By Kira Cochrane - 15 November 12:00

The Swedes seem to slide effortlessly into first place - or thereabouts - in bloody everything worth

''Brown and Cameron are illiterate and parochial''
By Martin Bright - 15 November 12:00

Nick Clegg dismisses charges he's the right-wing candidate in the Lib Dem leadership election. He's

Meeting Ataturk
By Simon Hooper - 09 November 15:42

On 10 November 1938 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died and as Turks mark the anniversary Simon Hooper looks

Power to the people
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 12:00

<strong>The Time of the Rebels: Youth Resistance Movements and 21st Century Revolutions</strong> Mat

Coming in from the cold
By Andrew Billen - 08 November 12:00

The man from UNCLE returns with a story from communist Prague

<strong>Solo Behind the Iron Curtai

An inconvenient truth
By Rosie Millard - 08 November 12:00

Rwandan actors force us to confront our responsibility for genocide

<strong>The Investigation</st

What lies beneath
By Michael Glover - 08 November 12:00

Giacometti's sculptures conceal a wider process of both creation and destruction

Life on the edge
By Tabish Khair - 08 November 12:00

<strong>The Quiet Girl</strong>

Peter Høeg <em>Harvill Secker, 416pp, £16.99</em>

Plus ça change...
By Kevin Featherstone - 01 November 15:45

A professor of European politics looks back on the signing of the Maastricht Treaty 14 years ago and

Vive le punk!
By Andrew Hussey - 01 November 12:00

Andrew Hussey discovers the rebellious soul of the French literary establishment