Russia invades the Middle East
By Gideon Lichfield - 31 October 12:00

They came in their hundreds of thousands from the crumbling Soviet Union, and they have brought chan

The sheer slog of life
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 24 October 13:00

Documentary film - It has become fashionable to release quirky documentaries about social oddities.

Official pranksters
By Rosie Millard - 24 October 13:00

Freed from doing official portraits of Communist grandees, contemporary artists in Russia have turne

Politics through the looking glass
By Neil Clark - 17 October 13:00

Observations on Hungary

Towards a new Europe - but what is it for?
By Staff blogger - 10 October 13:00

Whatever else its shortcomings, Turkey cannot be accused of a lack of patience. The country that straddles Europe and Asia first applied to join what was then the EEC in 1959.

No more people power
By Jo Durden-Smith - 03 October 13:00

Fuelled by e-mails and western cash,Ukraine's orange revolution was a new kind of upheaval. Other ex

King Crimson rules OK
By Viv Groskop - 03 October 13:00

Observations on post-sov rock

A Balkan success story
By Misha Glenny - 26 September 13:00

Observatoins on Macedonia

There is an alternative
By Robert Taylor - 26 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden

What's in No 19 Princelet Street?
By Sebastian Harcombe - 26 September 13:00

Museums - A former sanctuary for refugees hopes to become Europe's first Museum of Immigration. Seba

Chechnya all over again
By Hugh Barnes - 26 September 13:00

Dagestan, with two million inhabitants from 37 ethnic groups, as well as access to oil, has been see

Troubled state
By Maureen Freely - 19 September 13:00

The New Turkey: the quiet revolution on the edge of Europe

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The gathering storm
By Daniel Johnson and David Lawday - 19 September 13:00

Historic change is looming in the heart of Europe. At stake is far more than a mere change of leader

Workers of the EU, unite!
By Nina Fishman - 12 September 13:00

Nina Fishman on Europe

A beady eye on Blair
By John Monks - 12 September 13:00

<strong>Francis Beckett</strong> on John Monks

Few lessons learned from Beslan
By Staff blogger - 05 September 13:00

From New York, September 2001, to London, July 2005, the horrors of terrorism have become all too familiar. And yet nobody will forget the sound of explosions, of children screaming and gunfire crackling at School Number One in Beslan a year ago.

The strange fate of Flight ZU522
By Helena Smith - 29 August 13:00

Observations on crash

The magic mountain
By Sebastian Harcombe - 29 August 13:00

Art in Germany - Minotaurs and drag queens are attempting to save the old Ossie parliament building.

What we don't know about drinking
By Barbara Gunnell - 29 August 13:00

Is there a connection between binge drinking, alcohol-related illness and the licensing hours? No on

Labour of love
By Sebastian Harcombe - 08 August 13:00

Art in Russia - During the siege of Leningrad, staff at the Hermitage went to remarkable lengths to

John Pilger hails the Brigaders
By John Pilger - 08 August 13:00

The legacy of the International Brigades helps us understand not only the nature of fascism, but tha

Marmite, Ryvita and a stash of cash
By Denis MacShane - 01 August 13:00

The Solidarity union was born 25 years ago this summer, rocking the communist world. Denis MacShane

Lessons from abroad
By Richard Garside - 01 August 13:00

Countries with high violence rates like ours have high levels of income inequality

Torn between two neighbours
By Ed Owen - 01 August 13:00

Observations on Ukraine

NS Profile - Angela Merkel
By Roger Boyes - 25 July 13:00

Forged in the old communist East, Germany's chancellor-in-waiting is not like the others. Angela Mer

Italy's name without shame
By John Follain - 18 July 13:00

Swing with the Mussolini All Star band. Buy T-shirts at the Mussolini shrine. Vote for the Mussolini

A hot lunch is just the ticket
By Clara Young - 18 July 13:00

Food for thought: French dining

A beacon of liberty flickers
By Charles Grant - 18 July 13:00

Observations on Georgia

The seriousness of swans
By Ed Owen - 18 July 13:00

Observations on logos

Bombshell in the Balkans
By Tim Judah - 11 July 13:00

Observations on Srebrenica

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