A brave new world of Pyrex dishes
By Helen Womack - 05 April 13:00

Russia today is like Britain in the Fifties and Sixties: agog at new washing machines, throwing out

A choice between Saudi and Turkey
By Ziauddin Sardar - 22 March 12:00

Observations on the Muslim world

How Blair backed the wrong Spanish horse
By David Mathieson - 22 March 12:00

It was an open secret that Jose Luis RodrIguez Zapatero, leader of the Socialist Party (PSOE), expected to stay in opposition for the next four years.

After Madrid, does urban life have a future?
By Eric Klinenberg - 22 March 12:00

Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to

Strangest of bedfellows
By David Lawday - 15 March 12:00

The entente cordiale, to be celebrated by the Queen in a sentimental speech, is a lie. In 1904, it s

Wrong sort of government
By Neil Clark - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Serbia by Neil Clark

When defeat is a new beginning
By Helena Smith - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Greek socialists

Even the Swedes are at it
By Nick Cohen - 01 March 12:00

Poor American employees are being shamefully exploited. By whom? Why, by European firms that cross t

Northern lights
By Peter Conrad - 01 March 12:00

Music - Peter Conrad is dazzled by two new recordings of Scandinavian songs

Great sushi, shame about the election
By John Kampfner - 23 February 12:00

John Kampfner in Moscow finds mega malls on the horizon and some of Europe's most fashionable bars a

The judge fails to stay bought
By Mark Almond - 23 February 12:00

The corrupt president is backed only by the old and poor. In Lithuania, that's a lot of people

Don't delay on welcoming the new EU migrants
By Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - 23 February 12:00

Tony Blair should hold his nerve. Far from regarding EU enlargement on 1 May as a threat - because it will allow unrestricted access to migrants from the new member states - the UK should see it as an opportunity.

Apartheid in the heart of Europe
By Robert Nurden - 23 February 12:00

In recent weeks, the British media have been overrun with scare stories of an imminent influx of Roma - or gypsy - peoples from central Europe.

The good European
By Clare Short - 02 February 12:00

After the Empire: the breakdown of the American order

Emmanuel Todd <em>Columbia, 233pp, £21</em>

NS Special Report - The hunt for a murderer
By Russ Baker - 26 January 12:00

At Christmas, Bosnian Serbs were thrilled to get a text message greeting from Radovan Karadzic. But

NS Special Report - The conflict the west always ignores
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 January 12:00

Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists

A really bad case of penis envy
By John Carlin - 12 January 12:00

Spain was also a leading part of the war coalition. But to the chagrin of its writers, it has had no

An immodest proposal
By Maurice Walsh - 05 January 12:00

The Encyclopaedia of Ireland

Edited by Brian Lalor <em>Gill & Macmillan, 1,256pp, £50</em>

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When Irish eyes are spying
By Patrick West - 05 January 12:00

Ireland has not only banned smoking in restaurants and bars, ministers have also asked citizens to g

NS Profile - Nicolas Sarkozy
By David Lawday - 05 January 12:00

The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C

Politics - John Kampfner wonders if we will ever join the euro
By John Kampfner - 05 January 12:00

Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Erdogan's veiled motives
By Helena Smith - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Turkey

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

Russia 2 - "We pretend to vote; they pretend to notice"
By John Kampfner - 01 December 12:00

Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image.

It's all about oil again
By Tim Lambon - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Georgia

A nation shirks the kitchen
By Adam Sage - 24 November 12:00

Observations on France

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