We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a
Observations on media
What the New Statesman and several of its commentators such as John Pilger and Ziauddin Sardar have said for the past two years is now being accepted across the political spectrum.
Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over
Plan of Attack
Bob Woodward <em>Simon & Schuster, 467pp, £18.99</em>
Observations on America and the environment
The Bush administration presents a hard face to the world on climate change. Yet, almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic, the US is undergoing seismic shifts of opinion.
Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit
The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse
A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets
The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h
Country folk, tradition has it, are in tune with nature. Wrong. They have long shown woeful ignoranc
And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.
Landmines kill or maim at least one person every hour and, of the population of Cambodia, one in eve
Observations on reinforcements for Iraq
The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse
Democracies are not made by written laws which can be exported as a package. They depend on unwritte
Anti-globalisation protests have declined, but May Day isn't finished. It's simply gone back to its
The Anatomy of Fascism
Robert O Paxton <em>Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, 336pp, £20</em>
Thousands of people have been killed and a million displaced in Darfur. So why does our government,
Disarming Iraq: the search for weapons of mass destruction
Hans Blix <em>Bloomsbury, 304pp, £16.99
The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m
Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye
To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th
David Edwards and David Cromwell
In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first
When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu