Observations on counter-terrorism
Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to
It is not only by bombing and invasion that the George W Bush regime gets rid of governments it doesn't like. It also uses subversion and economic sanctions.
Argentina went overboard for GM crops. Now its farmers face a decline in production, reports Sue Bra
The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarised.
The Chinese are now the largest student minority in UK universities. At huge cost, they come to get
Everyone wants to stop people-trafficking. But in impoverished Nepal, the earnings of exiled workers
The century's big issue is not equality in the conventional sense. It is whether we can share with o
Observations on the environment
Tony Blair should hold his nerve. Far from regarding EU enlargement on 1 May as a threat - because it will allow unrestricted access to migrants from the new member states - the UK should see it as an opportunity.
They lower academic standards, jump the queue for benefits, spread TB: these are the charges flung a
They come from all corners of the globe, but only when they meet their strange, lonely deaths, as th
Observations on the war on terrorism
Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists
Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the
If you are looking for creative ideas on our future, tune in to the World Social Forum
The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru
Why do we need GM crops? Nobody suggests that food will taste better as a result. They will not provide Nigella or Jamie with opportunities to dazzle us with exciting new recipes ("try my GM soya souffle"). GM is not supposed to make us fitter and younger.
Buried deep beneath the schmaltz and tinsel of this season of excess is a message for us about our p
At some point in 2004, a major British target - parliament, perhaps, or the London Tube, or a big shopping centre, or a sports stadium - will suffer a terrorist outrage. It is not a question of if, but when. So we are told. We were told the same at the end of 2001, and at the end of 2002.
Would Scrooge have been so keen to buy presents for everybody if Marley had taken him on one more jo
It has a democratic president, a moderate social reform programme . . . and rather a lot of oil
As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.
Observations on the Commonwealth summit
Countries and corporations that belch out carbon emissions and shun Kyoto might think again if they
Georgia's revolt was something to celebrate. Does it matter that it was funded by a billionaire?