Secrets and lies
By Andrey Kurkov - 02 August 13:00

<strong>The Bastard of Istanbul</strong>

Elif Shafak <em>Viking, 368pp, £16.99</em>

Not quite a delight
By Robin Lustig - 02 August 13:00

Big dogs, ugly false teeth and a dark recent history - Robin Lustig wonders what he's doing in the T

To Russia, with dub
By Daniel Trilling - 02 August 13:00

Want to fight racism in Russia? Send in Lily Allen, some reggae bands and an outspoken Muslim rapper

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

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

Immigrant stories
By Andrew Hussey - 26 July 13:00

Andrew Hussey on Holland's struggles with multiculturalism

Not much room at the top
By Alex Brummer - 26 July 13:00

The two most powerful jobs in global economics - leadership of the IMF and the presidency of the Wor

Escape routes
By Jo Glanville - 26 July 13:00

<strong>Out of Iraq</strong>

Lewis Alsamari <em>Bantam Press, 320pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 05930582

Hergé fans in the Congo
By Tim Butcher - 26 July 13:00

Observations on Tintin

Rocking the world
By Daniel Trilling - 26 July 13:00

Heavy metal was born in the West Midlands, and has developed a global following matched only in hip-

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

Londongrad - a problem of Britain's making
By John Kampfner - 26 July 13:00

The relationship between the Kremlin and London is perhaps the most complex of all, as the new hyper

A shaky start: more prudence required
By Misha Glenny - 26 July 13:00

Within two weeks the new cabinet has managed to antagonise both Washington and Moscow

Mystery of Mobutu's millions
By Michela Wrong - 26 July 13:00

A topic once close to my heart resurfaced this past week, thanks to the Swiss president, Micheline Calmy-Rey. On a visit to the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, once known as Zaire, she raised the subject of Mobutu Sese Seko's bank accounts.

Nuclear: The risks remain
By Rebecca Harms - 23 July 11:48

Incidents involving reactors in Germany and Japan have again demonstrated the dangers of nuclear pow

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

Money: Foreigners at the gates of the banks
By Alex Brummer - 19 July 13:00

When the financial pages begin the hunt each year for the City's multimillion bonus earners, why is

Democracy has never been an idyll
By Ziauddin Sardar - 19 July 13:00

Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, had never actually read any o

Swedish model
By Sam Alexandroni - 19 July 13:00

Observations on children

All about the EU
By KT Rajan - 18 July 16:06

UKIP candidate in Ealing Southall, KT Rajan, says only his party can address the concerns of voters

It was Brown's idea
By Sian Berry - 17 July 10:30

When it comes to footing the bill for this ruinous enterprise, let’s not forget who got us into this

The unthinkable alliance with Plaid
By Paul Murphy - 13 July 11:16

Despite the spectre of nationalists holding power in both Wales and Scotland we should not recoil fr

Ming: no deal unless . . .
By Martin Bright - 12 July 13:00

As he tries to face down the discontent in his party over his leadership, the Liberal Democrat leade

Dreaming a continent
By Wim Wenders - 12 July 13:00

The European project will wither and die if it does not place culture and the arts at the heart of i

An English model of perfection
By Alex Brummer - 12 July 13:00

With interest rates rising inexorably, perhaps our independent central bankers are neither the best

Roll up, roll up for Fair Isle wool
By Malachy Tallack - 09 July 10:44

Malachy recounts the challenges of getting all the Fair Isle sheep into one place for shearing. Mili

Family reunion
By Jonathan Dawson - 05 July 18:33

A community that has succeeded in redefining wealth in terms much broader than money income alone

Praying for new housing
By Beatrix Campbell - 05 July 13:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Kazakhstan's feuding first family
By Hugh Barnes - 05 July 13:00

When the president of an oil-rich former Soviet republic where the ruling family runs everything fal

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

Dope and glory
By Adrianne Blue - 28 June 13:00

The Tour de France has yet to repair its image after the drugs' scandals