The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have
Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
In Defence of Globalisation
Jagdish Bhagwati <em>Oxford University Press, 324pp, £17.99</em>
Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both
The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran
Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me
Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely
Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar
The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin
Observations on media
The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e
The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims
As a teenager in Nicaragua, I witnessed the terror unleashed by the US-backed president, Anastasio S
11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t
Valentina and Karim are in love, but romance isn't allowed at an asylum-seeker's wedding
A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least give it credit for increased transparency - issued its annual report on arms control. It reveals that licences were granted for £992m-worth of arms exports in 2003.
Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "
US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b
In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were n
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of