America - Andrew Stephen has doubts about Howard Dean
By Andrew Stephen - 19 January 12:00

Dean's move from rank outsider to front-runner has been phenomenal. But his confidence can look like

Mark Thomas thanks Hilary Benn for his interest
By Mark Thomas - 19 January 12:00

The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru

A really bad case of penis envy
By John Carlin - 12 January 12:00

Spain was also a leading part of the war coalition. But to the chagrin of its writers, it has had no

American terrorist
By John Pilger - 12 January 12:00

Forget Hutton. He will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don't want you to know: that

Writers in prison - The other side of paradise
By Joan Smith - 12 January 12:00

Last March, Fidel Castro had 75 Cuban dissidents arrested. Among them were many writers and journali

NS Profile - Nicolas Sarkozy
By David Lawday - 05 January 12:00

The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C

Politics - John Kampfner wonders if we will ever join the euro
By John Kampfner - 05 January 12:00

Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro

An immodest proposal
By Maurice Walsh - 05 January 12:00

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Shoulder to shoulder
By Clare Short - 05 January 12:00

Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush and the "special relationship"

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The deadly march of the chosen ones
By John Carlin - 05 January 12:00

They plotted to assassinate Mandela and set up a Boer republic that would expel all blacks from Sout

Blessed are the peacemakers (and probably Norwegians)
By Anton La Guardia - 15 December 12:00

As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

NS Essay 4 - The US has rogue leaders, but that does not make it a rogue state
By Jennifer Rankin - 15 December 12:00

America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju

The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

African patience helps Mugabe
By Richard Dowden - 15 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Will a better road map get us there?
By Christopher Thompson - 15 December 12:00

A Palestinian academic and a former head of the Israeli secret police are bringing hope to the stall

Sugar daddies and revolutions
By Leigh Phillips - 08 December 12:00

Georgia's revolt was something to celebrate. Does it matter that it was funded by a billionaire?

Way out
By Mary Kaldor - 08 December 12:00

The occupation is turning Iraq into a weak, violent state, but we shouldn't just call for a handover

Double standards on human rights?
By Carina Tertsakian - 08 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Watch out, Tony, you've got a rival!
By Nicholas Woolley - 08 December 12:00

Observations on special relationships

America - Andrew Stephen checks out the Democrat hopefuls
By Andrew Stephen - 08 December 12:00

To the alarm of Clintonistas, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are fighting an old-style battle for the

It's all about oil again
By Tim Lambon - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Georgia

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

A little tiff on the tarmac
By Alec Russell - 01 December 12:00

Observations on the special relationship

Russia 2 - "We pretend to vote; they pretend to notice"
By John Kampfner - 01 December 12:00

Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image.

Mark Thomas wonders why we don't like children
By Mark Thomas - 01 December 12:00

In northern Uganda, thousands of children are abducted and subjected to atrocities. Is this another

Russia 1 - Too big? Too cold? Or just ungovernable?
By Helen Womack - 01 December 12:00

Russians go to the polls in a few days. Moscow's super-rich may give the brutal new consumer culture

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

Why we don't give a damn
By George Marshall and Mark Lynas - 01 December 12:00

Once again, world leaders meet to hear of new threats posed by global warming. Once again, they appear unable to act. George Marshall and Mark Lynas explain why.

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