Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord
Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
Observations on nostalgia
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
Observations on the European Social Forum
We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'
Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to
Observations on Latvia
<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu
Millions of Italians are being plunged into poverty by soaring rents and static salaries. Yet Berlus
Television journalists have been criticised for their coverage of the Beslan atrocity. What should w
The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states.
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?
Observations on anti-union laws
Observations on the European constitution
Observations on European referendum
"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"
So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are
Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway
Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to