Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Traffic must flow, on pain of death
By Mark Lynas - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Swiss police

A funny kind of free market
By Tessa Mayes - 17 May 13:00

Observations on the new EU

Mark Thomas blames Labour for the BNP
By Mark Thomas - 10 May 13:00

Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat

The loser takes all
By Mark Almond - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Cyprus

Yet another housing boom
By Tessa Mayes - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Poland

Escape artists
By William Cook - 26 April 13:00

Exhibition - William Cook on the remarkable flourishing of children's art in a concentration camp

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 26 April 13:00

Don't believe it -"Blair gambles on Europe referendum"

We don't trust them an inch
By Kieron O'Hara - 26 April 13:00

Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis

Don't let on about the truffles
By Viv Groskop - 26 April 13:00

Observations on Slovenia

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair's foreign policy collapse
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th

The business - Patrick Hosking hears Tollopian echoes in a tunnel
By Patrick Hosking - 19 April 13:00

Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en

One man and his dogs
By Michael McMahon - 19 April 13:00

Michael McMahon sees at first hand the big problem for Georgia's president: his enemy's fierce canin

Second-class allies
By John Kampfner - 19 April 13:00

In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no

Bad image, getting worse
By Luminita Holden - 19 April 13:00

Observations on eastern European migrants

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

How to stop the far right
By Catherine Fieschi - 05 April 13:00

Observations on French elections

Politics - John Kampfner predicts a delayed general election
By John Kampfner - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006

Charlie Whelan says . . . don't believe it
By Charlie Whelan - 05 April 13:00

"Britain flooded by immigrants"

Germany takes its medicine badly
By David Lawday - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair's problems are nothing to what Chancellor Schroder faces in Berlin. His party loathes him

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

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

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.

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

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