Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry?
With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest
Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb
Politics - The future lies with the individual, not with the collective. And we now understand more
Most voters don't care about foreign policy. Muslims do, and the results could be dramatic
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes
Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w
The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat
Observations on the European Commission president
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
Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv
In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen
With the November elections looming, the administration suddenly cares about what other countries sa
If the results of the local and European elections look dire for new Labour, they look better when compared with the results across the Continent. Tony Blair's Labour polled 23 per cent, the party's worst performance in a national election since 1918.
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of
In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.
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.
Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia
D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu