Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.
The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r
Don't believe it - "Iraq: pro-war MPs draw a line in the sand"
Francis Beckett on too many students
For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.
The man who would be Gladstone is unfurling all kinds of visionary reforms. The problem is that, for
The literary world loves a feud, but a fierce row is threatening English PEN's very existence. The c
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.
When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies
By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war
The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih
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.
Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring
Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union
The Tory leader says Blair lied about Iraq and argues that Labour's core beliefs make it powerless t
When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them
In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g
Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad
Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi
Even before the 2003 war, we were attacking Iraqi civilians with our inhumane economic sanctions. Continued media silence allowed the invasion.
The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating
Observations on the arms industry
Every half-hour, someone is killed or maimed by a landmine or unexploded ordnance. Yet a low-tech ca