It struck me - after a girlfriend of mine was held at knifepoint while being stripped of her valuabl
In his end-of-year diary, our US editor Andrew Stephen notes a growing Bush personality cult, the pl
How valuable is a report about Fallujah by a correspondent who's sitting in a studio in London? To f
Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition.
Now more than ever the world needs a gentle, tolerant version of Islam. Sufism is exactly that, but
Tom Burke takes a gloomy view of new talks on climate change and calls on Blair to translate ideals
Observations on Gulf war syndrome
Guantanamo Bay in November is rocky, sunny and hot. The military commission is located in the old naval base headquarters, a light-ochre building atop a windswept hill. A badge and a military escort get you through the several checkpoints.
Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu
I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return
Observations on debt relief. By <strong>Sue Branford
America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
The answer to obesity is the same as the answer to hunger: traditional food, locally grown
Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women and children are being killed.
Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.
The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann
The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should
By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost
The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But criticism of the country's policies is vital.
Observations on the media and Iraq
For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.
Observations on the European Social Forum
Television - Is the threat of al-Qaeda just a convenient myth? By Andrew Billen
The Power of Ni
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
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