The road to Damascus
By John Kampfner - 21 April 13:00

In Doha, the message is relentless: all of a sudden, the problem is Syria and the man who took tea w

Our strange friends in the south
By Richard Dowden - 21 April 13:00

Only four African countries supported the war, and their leaders all have a taste for invading their

Why the left cannot cheer this liberation
By Staff blogger - 21 April 13:00

On the letters page of this issue (page 36), a reader implores "those on the left to ask themselves why they are waking up every morning to find themselves on the wrong side of liberation struggles across the world".

Now here is a man we can talk to
By Annette MacKenzie - 21 April 13:00

Why do we hear so little nowadays about Gaddafi? He was once the biggest rogue of all. Annette MacKe

A bunch of cocktail-swilling foreigners
By Andrew Stephen - 21 April 13:00

The United Nations is viewed with contempt in the US and only one role is envisaged for it: as a rub

The world watched in horror
By Staff blogger - 14 April 13:00

At last there is joy on the streets of Baghdad and, although it is impossible to know what proportion of the Iraqi population unreservedly welcome the invaders, nobody should for a moment regret the demise of Saddam Hussein.

And now, the next American war
By Andrew Stephen - 14 April 13:00

Just when you thought the horizon was cloudless, a new conflict is coming to a head. The Pentagon ha

A crime against humanity
By John Pilger - 14 April 13:00

They have blown off the limbs of women and the scalps of children. Their victims overwhelm the morgu

The weird men behind George W Bush's war
By Michael Lind - 07 April 13:00

Imagine a new British invasion of Egypt orchestrated by the followers of Ian Paisley, and you will h

We are the chemotherapy
By Staff blogger - 07 April 13:00

Amid all the claims and counter-claims - about whether the war is going according to plan, whether it will take weeks, months or years, whether the Iraqis really want to be liberated - it is easy to forget the true horror of war.

Forever free
By John Kampfner - 07 April 13:00

Made in Texas: George W Bush and the southern takeover of American politics

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Tangled in the neoconservative web
By John Kampfner - 07 April 13:00

Talk about the axis of evil is back with a vengeance, hopes for the Middle East road map are recedin

Washington diary - The strange ingratitude of Eye-raq
By Andrew Stephen - 07 April 13:00

From the realpolitik of CYA (covering your ass) to the DC mayor's advice for Fido, America remains j

Anatomy of a propaganda war
By John Kampfner - 31 March 13:00

John Kampfner, our political editor, explains how Blair is fighting what for him is the true battle:

Panic in the White House
By Andrew Stephen - 31 March 13:00

Americans sat back to enjoy a giant firework display. Then to the dismay of Bush and the Pentagon ha

The return of a forgotten ideology
By James Buchan - 31 March 13:00

The Iraqi resistance has breathed life into the corpse of Arab nationalism. The British and American

How we patronise the Iraqi people
By Staff blogger - 31 March 13:00

Iraq indeed turns out to be a faraway country of which we know little. Its people have failed to perform the role allotted to them by Washington and London.

The foolish hopes of Washington's new Jacobins
By John Gray - 31 March 13:00

America's neoconservatives have the same utopian ambitions as the revolutionaries of 18th-century Fr

Just a few pockets of control
By Christina Lamb - 31 March 13:00

Where were the flowers, or the jubilant cheers? On the road to Basra, Christina Lamb found neither.

Dubbya's diplomatic quagmire
By Andrew Stephen - 24 March 12:00

Bush thought he could throw his weight around as he liked in the world. He was amazed to find that 9

The wars we should be fighting
By Staff blogger - 24 March 12:00

The arguments have been heard, the speeches made, the resignations proffered (or not, as the case may be) and the mass protests duly ignored.

NS Essay - 'The white working class see newcomers leapfrogging over them to join the national elite'
By Geoff Dench - 24 March 12:00

New Labour despises old community values and puts meritocracy first. Recent migrants, as well as tho

How Blair made a deal with Bush
By John Kampfner - 24 March 12:00

The PM has become a hostage to the US. His future depends on Americans keeping their promises

Why left and right should unite and fight
By Neil Clark - 17 March 12:00

There is nothing to lose but the chains of political correctness. Neil Clark, unashamedly old Labour

The costs of war: democracy in danger
By Staff blogger - 17 March 12:00

The temptation for those who have always opposed war in Iraq is to hope that when the bombing starts - as it must very soon - it all goes badly wrong.

War: ain't nothing but a dick thing
By Bonnie Greer - 17 March 12:00

The debate on Iraq is being played out against a background of macho posturing

Blair: the errors that led to a nightmare
By John Kampfner - 17 March 12:00

The US administration disdains traditional diplomacy, but the PM persuaded George Bush to let him gi

The persecution of a newspaper
By Bulent Yusuf - 17 March 12:00

Observations on Spain

When the bombs start to fall . . .
By Toby Paton and Elvira Sklavenitis - 17 March 12:00

When the bombs start to fall how will pro- (and anti-) war organisations respond? A guide to who wil

Darcus Howe campaigns for Caribbean unity
By Darcus Howe - 17 March 12:00

The idea of a Caribbean federation, thought to be dead 40 years ago, has been revived

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