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

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

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

NS Profile - Denis MacShane
By Francis Beckett - 11 November 12:00

Charming, egocentric and clever, the new minister for Europe "can't bear to talk like a woodentop".

Under Ataturk's portrait
By Mihir Bose - 11 November 12:00

Mihir Bose finds more headscarves and less <em>raki</em> as Turkey's secular state faces creeping Is

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

Cristina Odone implores the French to shape up
By Cristina Odone - 04 November 12:00

The French are satisfied with themselves; the British strive to become superior beings

Blame it on the archduke
By Adam Sage - 04 November 12:00

Adam Sage watches Slobodan Milosevic, on trial in The Hague, frustrate the judge and the prosecuting

After the theatre, the drama continues
By Pavel Felgenhauer - 04 November 12:00

Vladimir Putin may not be a communist, but he is a statist: he hates the Chechens as agents of Russi

Blood and soil. Russia - Edward Skidelsky enjoys a contentious cultural history
By Edward Skidelsky - 28 October 12:00

Natasha's Dance

Orlando Figes <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 679pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0713995173

Entombed in poverty. Russia - John Gray on the market madness of the post-Soviet period
By John Gray - 28 October 12:00

Russia: experiment with a people

Robert Service <em>Macmillan, 408pp, £20</em>

ISBN 033372626X

NS Special Report - The French could teach us a thing or two
By Richard Burge - 28 October 12:00

<em>Food</em> - When it comes to meals, they do it better

Spain's man of law with cojones of steel
By John Carlin - 28 October 12:00

General Pinochet, Henry Kissinger and the Bali bombers are the big guys Judge Baltazar Garzon goes a

Vote for the devil you know
By Eve-Ann Prentice - 21 October 13:00

Serbs, now trying to elect a new president, still can't shake off Milosevic. For many of them, catch

The prophetic novelist
By Jason Cowley - 21 October 13:00

The prophetic novelist

Is that man a sadomasochist?
By Simon Murphy - 14 October 13:00

Simon Murphy argues that Gordon Brown's reluctance to join the euro damages his prime ministerial pr

NS Profile - Sinn Fein
By Kevin Toolis - 14 October 13:00

There is nothing like it in the western political universe. Shinners don't lunch with journalists, d

The rite of return
By Orlando Figes - 14 October 13:00

Pushkin's poetry, Tolstoy's novels, Stravinsky's music - Russia's golden age gave the people the spi

The personal holocaust of a Sicilian fisherman
By Hilary Clarke - 14 October 13:00

The sea around the southern tip of Italy is full of the skeletons of asylum-seekers. Hilary Clarke r

How gunboats can beat the refugees
By Nick Cohen - 07 October 13:00

European leaders want to copy Australia's policy for keeping out asylum-seekers: armed force, mass e

How Cheney swung an election
By David Lawday - 30 September 13:00

Anti-war feeling and, most of all, help from the US vice-president restored the German chancellor to

How America can help the left
By John Lloyd - 30 September 13:00

Europeans see US power as crude brawn brushing aside subtle knowledge. Yet if we play our cards clev

How to become an armchair polyglot
By Philip Kerr - 23 September 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on why watching foreign films makes you feel superior

Triumph without triangulation
By Robert Taylor - 23 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden's election

NS Profile - Edmund Stoiber
By David Lawday - 16 September 13:00

This Bavarian doesn't wear feathered hats or swill beer. Germany's hard right candidate for chancell

The loneliness of a sceptical lefty
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 September 13:00

Observations on the euro in Hampstead

Brits lead the workers of the world
By Robert Taylor - 09 September 13:00

John Monks, who will next year become the first Englishman to run the European Trade Union Confederation, is not the only British union leader performing on the world stage. More than half the international labour institutions are currently run by Brits.

French letters
By Andrew Hussey - 02 September 13:00

Pornography has long enjoyed avant-garde respectability in France. So why is the left giving it such