Beslan and 9/11 are leading millions of Muslims to search their souls. Even clerics now question the
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
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't
In Darfur, both sides play the diplomatic game. The rebels' best suit is the suffering of their peop
As politicians focus on Darfur, another African conflict threatens open warfare again. And the west'
Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry? The
I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.
When war with Ethiopia started anew, a generation of Eritreans realised they'd spent most of their l
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
Those who used to burn with anger against oppression and were united in fraternity with the vulnerab
Observations on media
Once, the rich world plundered Africa for mineral wealth. Now, as we shall see at the Olympics, it s
There <em>is </em>something to be done in Darfur. The problem is that we are so addicted to quick-fi
The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest
During its seven years in office, new Labour has transformed the terms of public debate so that poverty and inequality are no longer unmentionables.
Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb
Evan Wright <em>Bantam, 368pp, £12.99</em>
Iraq: the borrow
Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
Democrats despair of John Kerry's wooden performances, while Washington is rife with rumours that Di
Anyone who wanders around the house with a government checklist during a terror attack, making sure
At least 59 Labour MPs are prepared to push for a leadership election, and two "stalking horses" are
Free World: why a crisis of the west reveals the opportunity of our time
Timothy Garton Ash <em>Al
I watched a DVD of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (a rather poor-quality pirate copy) in a tent in southern Iraq with the British army. It's all the rage among the troops. "You've got to come and see this," they said.
An open-air exhibition of photographs on London's South Bank is attracting more than 2,000 visitors
Eighty per cent of the women and girls who survived the genocide in Rwanda were raped. At least half