Populist politicians who hold government in contempt and raise the alarm about "outsiders" can be st
Can we imagine a nuclear war? The novelist Philip Kerr returns to an invented scenario that now seem
With each battle cry against Pakistan, India inflicts a wound on herself. As nationalism becomes syn
In Goa, the loner among the hotel guests squats and talks to the boys on the beach reports Cristina
The west is finding that there are limits to its tolerance of minorities where their beliefs clash v
Forty years ago, activists, among them Nicolas Walter, found secret government plans for the British
It's not a soft touch welfare system that makes Britain a magnet for immigrants; it's our need for c
In Italy, France, Venezuela, Argentina, the Netherlands, the big issues are being fought through mar
Observations - May Day protests
Joseph Conrad's world, where terrorists plotted to blow up the Royal Observatory, speaks to our own.
May Day was once for the workers; now it's a protest festival for the wealthy and privileged
Afghanistan's rulers are waging the wrong drug war
The more you go into Kissinger's record, the stronger the case for a prosecution. So why is he feted
Was 11 September actually the work of the CIA? Why is no plane visible on photos taken seconds befor
<em>Middle East War</em> - . . . and other myths flourish among young Muslims in France as the press
Empire is no longer a dirty word: it is now a respectable debating point among thinkers and politici
As the US pursues a terrorist war, it looks all too likely to repeat the British errors that handed
I sat down the other night to watch Mai Masri's film Frontiers of Dreams and Fears. It was on videotape; like most of her remarkable work about the Palestinians, ten films in all, it has not been shown in the cinema or on television in this country.
The anti-globalisation activists have a new idea: to bankrupt the World Bank. Johann Harion why they
The IMF and the World Bank carry on as if nothing had changed, but it is already clear that we have
After more than 17 years, thousands of Indians still suffer from the lethal gases that leaked from a
The arguments for invading Iraq and overthrowing Saddam are moral, not strategic, argues James Bucha
It is hard to resist taking sides in the Middle East. The atrocities that Hindus and Muslims visit upon each other on the Indian subcontinent or the even more horrific clashes between Hutus and Tutsis in Africa cause us merely to wring our hands.
Craig Cohon got very near the top in selling fizzy drinks. Then he heard Bill Clinton speak and gave
On 27 February, the Times ran an extraordinary story which has not been reported elsewhere.
Belize keeps selling off its assets to foreign companies. Now the country is bleeding itself dry to
Whether it's the MMR vaccine or GM foods, people distrust what scientists tell them. And they are pe
Another big international conference on how to beat poverty starts any day now. But don't hold your
A basic rule of life is: never cross a picket line, unless it is the police who are on strike. Then you have to, as a point of principle. Nor should it stop there.