The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could
Theatre - David Hare's authentic portrayal of the Iraq debacle. By Michael Portillo
Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad
We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new
Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.
Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi
The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating
Even before the 2003 war, we were attacking Iraqi civilians with our inhumane economic sanctions. Ye
The Tory leader says Blair lied about Iraq and argues that Labour's core beliefs make it powerless t
Observations on the arms industry
In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g
When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them
Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad
Blair's announcement of a new war - his sixth in seven years - did not go down well with his guest,
If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.
Every half-hour, someone is killed or maimed by a landmine or unexploded ordnance. Yet a low-tech ca
The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states
Observations on Iraq and the media by <strong>David Cromwell and David Edwards</strong>
Tim Yeo, Tory environment spokesman, calls for a halt to airport runway expansion, and higher tax on
Television journalists have been criticised for their coverage of the Beslan atrocity. What should w
Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?
Are those who call themselves "war correspondents" really brave? Some are, and I would divide them i
By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
Hizb ut-Tahrir, with its millions of Muslim followers, is accused in the US of being a conveyor belt
"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"
Interviews via phone and e-mail
The great and the good denounce journalists for dragging politics into the mire. If only they knew.
Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi