Life on Mars. Mark Leonard takes issue with the most talked-about book of the year
By Mark Leonard - 17 March 12:00

Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the new

world order

Robert Kagan <em>Atlantic Books,

Shiny, happy people
By Philip Kerr - 17 March 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr is surprisingly uplifted by a story about two Norwegian misfits

The persecution of a newspaper
By Bulent Yusuf - 17 March 12:00

Observations on Spain

The tragedy of Tony Blair
By David Marquand - 10 March 12:00

This PM was the first in 23 years who wanted to put Britain at the heart of Europe. By joining those

The Gallic spanner in the US war works
By David Lawday - 24 February 12:00

France and America are almost alone these days in believing they have a civilising mission in the wo

Doves fly high in the east
By Neil Clark - 17 February 12:00

Observations on protest in Europe

Take me somewhere good
By Jan Morris - 10 February 12:00

Which of the six nominated UK cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2008? Jan Morris fi

The master's faithful servants
By Mark Almond - 03 February 12:00

Observations on Eastern Europe

A badly costed war
By Nicholas Fearn - 03 February 12:00

The Battle of Normandy 1944

Robin Neillands <em>Cassell, 425pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0304358371

Is Russia closing in on itself again?
By John Lloyd - 27 January 12:00

Vladimir Putin wants to play a central role in international affairs. But he also shares his country

Teachers take to the barricades
By Bulent Yusuf - 27 January 12:00

Observations on Northern Cyprus

La sporca vita
By James Eve - 20 January 12:00

The Dark Heart of Italy: travels through time and space across Italy

Tobias Jones <em>Faber and Fa

NS Essay - 'If the US faced a Europe surrounded by trade barriers, the 21st century could again see armed violence between the great powers'
By Philip Bobbitt - 13 January 12:00

Everybody, from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Home Secretary, is talking about the market stat

Small nation, big spanner in works
By Mark Almond - 13 January 12:00

Observations on Lithuania

No Flemish, no rights
By Denis MacShane - 06 January 12:00

Preachers of Hate: the rise of the far right

Angus Roxburgh <em>Gibson Square Books, 320pp, £18.99

An oak planted in a flowerpot. Raymond Carr on the serendipitous rise of the Spanish empire
By Raymond Carr - 06 January 12:00

Spain's Road to Empire: the making of a world power (1492-1763)

Henry Kamen <em>Allen Lane, The Pe

Why Iceland is hot
By Jason Cowley - 16 December 12:00

Jason Cowley visits Europe's nearest approximation to a classless society, and asks what secrets lur

Is man too wicked to be free?
By John Lloyd - 16 December 12:00

In France, an intellectual has caused a furore by denouncing his fellow leftists for covertly reacti

NS Essay 2 - 'For Britain, joining Europe was associated with national decline and loss of great power status'
By Alexej Behnisch - 16 December 12:00

In all EU countries, the masses are sceptical about the union. Only in Britain is scepticism shared

Why the French will do a Thatcher
By Heather Grabbe - 16 December 12:00

Observations on Europe

Why the French call us Londonistan
By John Kampfner - 09 December 12:00

The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b

Cristina Odone won't vote for Greatest Italian
By Cristina Odone - 02 December 12:00

A competition to find the greatest Italian? Or greatest German? It wouldn't happen

NS Essay - 'Saddam, Arafat and the Saudis hate the Jews and want to see them destroyed'
By Richard Webster - 02 December 12:00

. . . or so says the right-wing writer Andrew Sullivan. And he has a point. Does the western left re

Devil's advocate. Neil Clark challenges "one of the most effective demonisation campaigns of modern times"
By Neil Clark - 25 November 12:00

Milosevic: a biography

Adam LeBor <em>Bloomsbury, 386pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0747560900

The Pope's political troops
By John Lloyd - 25 November 12:00

The left has less to fear from right-wing extremists than from the new centre-right which, with a st

Just like his pal Silvio
By Nick Cohen - 18 November 12:00

Tony Blair, assisted by a posse of unelected advisers, propaganda paid for by our taxes, and a subse

How Spain can lead the world
By John Carlin - 11 November 12:00

Observations on Gibraltar

"Wonderful country France . . . pity about the French." From the "Queen of the world" to the "corpse of an old whore" - Andrew Hussey on changing views of Paris
By Andrew Hussey - 11 November 12:00

Seven Ages of Paris: portrait of a city

Alistair Horne <em>Macmillan, 520pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0333

Bruised, battered and out of power
By John Lloyd - 11 November 12:00

The European left is in retreat. It stole the right's economic clothes; now the right threatens to s