Politics - John Kampfner on the only friend Tony has left
By John Kampfner - 15 November 12:00

Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary

Any colour as long as it's yellow
By Joe Moran - 08 November 12:00

Observations on nostalgia

Blair ruins the French dream
By David Lawday - 01 November 12:00

With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 01 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"

Dictator of Downing St
By Robert Service - 01 November 12:00

Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

Old tricks from the hard left
By Paul Kingsnorth - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the European Social Forum

On top of the world
By Patrick Dunleavy - 25 October 13:00

Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British

America - The European dream
By Lindsey Hilsum - 25 October 13:00

Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a

Diary - Sue Townsend
By Sue Townsend - 18 October 13:00

We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

House prices? In Italy, too, people talk of little else
By Sebastian Cresswell-Turner - 20 September 13:00

Millions of Italians are being plunged into poverty by soaring rents and static salaries. Yet Berlus

World view - Lindsey Hilsum defends the cameras in Beslan
By Lindsey Hilsum - 20 September 13:00

Television journalists have been criticised for their coverage of the Beslan atrocity. What should w

John Pilger hears Blair echo Mussolini
By John Pilger - 20 September 13:00

The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states

Where de Sade and the SS live on
By Mark Almond - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Latvia

On the road to recovery
By Wilf Stevenson - 20 September 13:00

<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu

Why trade unionists should vote no
By Brian Denny - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the European constitution

Why Tony needs help from a Tory
By Mark Leonard - 13 September 13:00

Observations on European referendum

Special report - A president craves understanding
By John Kampfner - 13 September 13:00

"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"

Condemnation is a luxury we can afford
By Staff blogger - 13 September 13:00

Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?

A crime in the world's eyes
By John Hendy - 13 September 13:00

Observations on anti-union laws

Chechnya's deadly ''black widows''
By Viv Groskop - 06 September 13:00

Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are

But in Norway, the state is still grandpa
By Neil Clark - 06 September 13:00

Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway

NS Essay - There is a law of the Labour back benches: if they do it in Sweden, it must be all right.
By Anthony Giddens - 06 September 13:00

So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi

Europe's very own Puerto Rico
By Tom Gallagher - 06 September 13:00

Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi

California crosses the Atlantic
By Jack Thurston - 30 August 13:00

Observations on the European Constitution

When millions of machines roared
By Lilian Pizzichini - 30 August 13:00

Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to

Politics - John Kampfner dissects the European Commission
By John Kampfner - 23 August 13:00

With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s

The story of four women who trusted Uncle Joe
By Francis Beckett - 16 August 13:00

I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.

Stalin's British victims
By David Aaronovitch - 16 August 13:00

A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror

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