NS Essay - 'Bush and Blair deceived us about the reasons for going to war, but they deceived themselves about its impact on Iraq'
By John Gray - 04 August 13:00

Policing a collapsed state is a potentially interminable business and to turn to the UN for salvatio

War on truth
By John Pilger - 04 August 13:00

The White House sets the tone and the media echo a line that celebrates the victimhood of the invade

America - Andrew Stephen anticipates the undoing of Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 04 August 13:00

Bush insisted on taking the credit for his "axis of evil" soundbite. But he's less keen on taking re

The difference a day made
By Chris Ames - 28 July 13:00

The government was cleared of "sexing up" the September dossier. But did we all miss the obvious?

Can we trust our rulers ever to tell the truth?
By Stephen Davis - 28 July 13:00

It was the great lie of the first Gulf war: that flight BA 149 to Kuwait City, from which civilians

Now nobody is safe
By John Kampfner - 28 July 13:00

At the top of government, there is a sense that, after David Kelly's death, anything can happen. Alm

Dance, sing and eat for peace
By Rachel Shabi - 28 July 13:00

Observations on the middle east

The cover-up
By Staff blogger - 28 July 13:00

David Kelly's death is an event waiting for a conspiracy theory, just like the assassination of President Kennedy and the Paris car crash that killed the Princess of Wales.

America - Andrew Stephen tots up Bush's campaign funds
By Andrew Stephen - 28 July 13:00

As the campaign for his re-election gets under way, Boy George is raising so much money that the Dem

Diary - Boy George
By Boy George - 28 July 13:00

I try to discuss a TV show about gay animals with my assistant Paul. He rolls his eyes, probably won

Greenland surveys its icy options
By Ed Butler - 28 July 13:00

The choice is stark. The Inuit homeland can be a missile defence base or lose its Danish subsidy

The right way and the Indian way
By Salil Tripathi - 21 July 13:00

Who has written off poor-country debts and now lends to the IMF? Salil Tripathi on an economic mirac

The last executions in Baghdad
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 July 13:00

Saddam's regime murdered those it feared, to the very end. Lindsey Hilsum listens to the victims' fa

A nation above the law
By Joel Bennathan - 21 July 13:00

Observations on Guantanamo Bay

Charm offensive. An intimate account of the run-up to the war in Iraq reveals the cynicism at the heart of No 10, writes Clare Short
By Clare Short - 21 July 13:00

30 Days: a month at the heart of Blair's war

Peter Stothard <em>HarperCollins, 244pp, £8.99</em>

How Lula put Blair to shame
By Jenni Russell - 21 July 13:00

Observations on leadership

Great thinkers of our time - Antonio Negri
By Katharine Ainger - 14 July 13:00

Katharine Ainger on Antonio Negri

We need a new coalition of the willing
By Staff blogger - 14 July 13:00

It is a measure of our collective guilt about developing countries, and of our desperation to find good deeds in a wicked world, that we so readily detect "breakthroughs" in the fight against poverty: the millennium development goals, the debt cancellation initiatives, the trade rounds, even glo

Great thinkers of our time - Master Li Hongzhi
By Isabel Hilton - 14 July 13:00

Isabel Hilton on Master Li Hongzhi

An Africa that Bush won't see
By Sebastian Skeaping - 14 July 13:00

In Nairobi's slums, you walk in waist-high puddles. But you won't find a drop to drink. By Sebastian

America - Andrew Stephen explains why Bush fears Liberia
By Andrew Stephen - 14 July 13:00

A tale of nation-building - or how a tiny, impoverished West African state became such a threat that

Politics - John Kampfner on a Third Way think-in (so 1990s!)
By John Kampfner - 14 July 13:00

As he meets other Third Way leaders (but don't call them that, it's so 1990s), Blair will struggle t

Up close and impersonal
By Stryker McGuire - 07 July 13:00

The Clinton Wars: an insider's account of the White House years

Sidney Blumenthal <em>Viking, 822p

The lessons we can learn from Rwanda
By Clare Short - 07 July 13:00

Our obsession with fighting terrorism is creating dangerously weakened states. The consequences for

John Pilger insists that all governments lie
By John Pilger - 07 July 13:00

Unless we apply the lesson "all governments are liars" to our own leaders, British fighter jets and

Is George Bush the new Bob Geldof?
By Katharine Ainger - 30 June 13:00

The president of the US says he wants to feed the world. The only thing stopping him is Europe's att

America - Andrew Stephen fears America's plans for Iran
By Andrew Stephen - 30 June 13:00

As far as Iraq is concerned, a majority of Americans believe the US has been there, done that. They

Mark Thomas offers advice to Iraqi protesters
By Mark Thomas - 30 June 13:00

Perhaps the Iraqis right now are offering their WMDs to al-Qaeda, in the south London style: "Don't

A vision of sincere ambition
By Helena Smith - 23 June 13:00

Observations on Hilary Clinton

Pages