It's all a game
By Philip Sabin - 25 October 13:00

Philip Sabin on conflict analysis

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.

America - How toxic George hurts his pal Tony
By John Kampfner - 25 October 13:00

The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 25 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"

The paradox of politics
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on too many students

America - Time to flee a narrow-minded country
By Suzi Parker - 25 October 13:00

For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.

Politics - John Kampfner on the man who would be Gladstone
By John Kampfner - 18 October 13:00

The man who would be Gladstone is unfurling all kinds of visionary reforms. The problem is that, for

Writers at war
By David Cox - 18 October 13:00

The literary world loves a feud, but a fierce row is threatening English PEN's very existence. The c

Stop turning a blind eye
By Michael Meacher - 18 October 13:00

Observations on corruption

Expelled to make way for a US military base, John Pilger cheers the islanders fighting dirty tricks
By John Pilger - 18 October 13:00

More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establish a military base. Now the islanders are fighting back.

No longer fooled by the west
By Ali M Ansari - 18 October 13:00

When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies

America's next target
By Barbara Smith - 18 October 13:00

By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war

Why does Tony fear the G-word?
By Becky Tinsley - 18 October 13:00

The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih

America - Andrew Stephen sees Boy George acting spoiled
By Andrew Stephen - 11 October 13:00

The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could

Michael Portillo - Acts of war
By Michael Portillo - 11 October 13:00

Theatre - David Hare's authentic portrayal of the Iraq debacle. By Michael Portillo

Stuff Happe

Good bomb, good bomb!
By Stephen Grey - 11 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad

Mission impossible?
By Tom Freeman - 11 October 13:00

We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new

Why we must never tolerate torture
By Staff blogger - 11 October 13:00

Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.

World view - Michela Wrong is tired of Big Man foreign policy
By Michela Wrong - 11 October 13:00

Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring

Mark Thomas writes an open letter to a minister
By Mark Thomas - 11 October 13:00

Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union

The NS Interview - Michael Howard
By John Kampfner - 04 October 13:00

The Tory leader says Blair lied about Iraq and argues that Labour's core beliefs make it powerless t

Muslim is not a dirty word
By Nick Cohen - 04 October 13:00

When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them

Black and gay and hunted
By Peter Tatchell - 04 October 13:00

In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g

World view - Lindsey Hilsum explains Iraqi's sense of honour
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 October 13:00

Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a Nuremberg rally
By Andrew Stephen - 04 October 13:00

Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi

John Pilger on why we ignored Iraq in the 1990s - and why the media is doing so again
By John Pilger - 04 October 13:00

Even before the 2003 war, we were attacking Iraqi civilians with our inhumane economic sanctions. Continued media silence allowed the invasion.

America's foes prepare for a monetary jihad
By Janet Bush - 04 October 13:00

The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating

The price of a soldier's boots
By Antonia Feuchtwanger - 04 October 13:00

Observations on the arms industry

Britain must own up to its WMD programme
By Heather Mills McCartney - 27 September 13:00

Every half-hour, someone is killed or maimed by a landmine or unexploded ordnance. Yet a low-tech ca

Politics - John Kampfner on Blair's sixth war
By John Kampfner - 27 September 13:00

Blair's announcement of a new war - his sixth in seven years - did not go down well with his guest,

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