Diplomats have the same faults as foreign correspondents: they don't get out enough, they socialise
I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there
Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe
Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.
Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They
"Britain flooded by immigrants"
The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.
Tony Blair's problems are nothing to what Chancellor Schroder faces in Berlin. His party loathes him
Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia remains true to Washington.
How the West Indies cricket disaster toppled an old and oppressive dynasty
The new game in Washington is CYA - cover your ass. So far, the winner is Richard Clarke, whose expl
Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006
Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the entire Hamas leadership, the suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel will continue and perhaps intensify. No doubt the classic texts of counter-insurgency advise that resistance is best crushed by eliminating its leaders.
Observations on the media and Haiti
We can expect a flood of criticism of Rwanda's leadership since the genocide, and there is much to c
The Bush camp has managed to turn Kerry into a figure of fun before the Democratic candidate has got
The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea
It was an open secret that Jose Luis RodrIguez Zapatero, leader of the Socialist Party (PSOE), expected to stay in opposition for the next four years.
Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to
For the first time since the Second World War, the civilian populations of western democracies are themselves the targets of hostile, foreign attacks.
No front pages in the west mourn victims of the enduring bloodbath in occupied Palestine, the equivalent of Madrid's horror, week after week.
Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of
Observations on Serbia by Neil Clark
Iraq one year on - The shooting isn't just between occupying forces and guerrillas. The Iraqi Govern
Observations on Greek socialists
Iraq one year on - What are the responsibilities of an occupying power in its withdrawal? By Ken Rot