Iraq one year on - Until recently, George W Bush's attempts to play the patriotic card had been succ
The entente cordiale, to be celebrated by the Queen in a sentimental speech, is a lie. In 1904, it s
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
To understand how much the Iraq war has changed the world, cast your mind back - not just one year to when the war started, but more than two years to when we first heard of the "axis of evil".
Iraq one year on - Iraq faces a fascist uprising and liberals here should back that country's democr
Inside Putin's Russia
Andrew Jack <em>Granta Books, 350pp, £20</em>
Observations on the US presidential elections
The man who, after Super Tuesday, is all but certain to become the Democrats' candidate for president is much the same as his opponent.
In Haiti, the other Caribbean governments see a reflection of where they are all headed
The Attorney General's legal case for invading Iraq last year looks ever more flimsy. Our political
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
John Kerry's campaign seems about to be dogged by the issue of womanising, but to read a truly inter
The corrupt president is backed only by the old and poor. In Lithuania, that's a lot of people
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
Epidemics of disease ravage Aboriginal communities in Australia as they did the slums of 19th-centurury.
John Kampfner in Moscow finds mega malls on the horizon and some of Europe's most fashionable bars a
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
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.
The Real Fidel Castro
Leycester Coltman <em>Yale University Press, 335pp, £25</em>