Michael Lind reveals who is really fighting in Iraq: southerners who, unlike the secularised Puritan
The Democrats see Ralph Nader as nothing but a spoiler. Howard Dean has pleaded with people not to v
The corrupt president is backed only by the old and poor. In Lithuania, that's a lot of people
John Kerry's campaign seems about to be dogged by the issue of womanising, but to read a truly inter
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.
Colombia's neoliberal president has used the military to take control of large areas. But the guerri
John Kampfner in Moscow finds mega malls on the horizon and some of Europe's most fashionable bars a
Epidemics of disease ravage Aboriginal communities in Australia as they did the slums of 19th-centurury.
If water has become a scarce resource, then the Americans will invade Wales and the PM will defend t
Television - An anachronistic vision of Reagan-era America fails to convert Andrew Billen
A brief era of history is over. Diplomacy, compromise and moral relativism are back in fashion. That
Some lived in Georgian double-storey houses. But during apartheid's heyday, they all had to leave be
Hailed as the Emile Zola of our time, he has burst from academic obscurity to become Bush's greatest
Observations on Philippines
The war correspondent James Cameron was smeared as a "dupe of communism". What they meant was: not their dupe.
In the US, the issue of Saddam's non-existent weapons has not caused the ructions it has in Britain.
How did they get it so wrong? It is now clear that the British and US governments perpetrated the most monstrous fraud on their peoples when they put the case for war in Iraq. No matter how much Tony Blair twists and turns, the truth was almost the opposite of what he and George Bush stated.
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Observations on Pakistan's nuclear scandal
In India, pressures on the water supply created by a Coca-Cola plant have caused wells to dry up. Is
To Hutton, there was no case to answer: a grubby journalist had impugned the PM's integrity. But thi
Observations on the war on terrorism
It's OK to assassinate dictators, but not to prosecute them, finds Peter Tatchell
Observations on the US primaries
At Christmas, Bosnian Serbs were thrilled to get a text message greeting from Radovan Karadzic. But
The State of the Union address, the first foray of Election 2004, inevitably ended with God, who Bus
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
The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru