Observations on Philippines
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
The Real Fidel Castro
Leycester Coltman <em>Yale University Press, 335pp, £25</em>
Observations on Pakistan's nuclear scandal
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.
The war correspondent James Cameron was smeared as a "dupe of communism". What they meant was: not their dupe.
To Hutton, there was no case to answer: a grubby journalist had impugned the PM's integrity. But thi
In India, pressures on the water supply created by a Coca-Cola plant have caused wells to dry up. Is
Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the
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
Dean's move from rank outsider to front-runner has been phenomenal. But his confidence can look like
The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru
A tiny Caribbean island has a new leader, aged 31. But how long will he live? Asks Darcus Howe
Last March, Fidel Castro had 75 Cuban dissidents arrested. Among them were many writers and journali
Spain was also a leading part of the war coalition. But to the chagrin of its writers, it has had no
Forget Hutton. He will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don't want you to know: the nature and scale of the "coalition" crime in Iraq.
Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush and the "special relationship"
Peter Riddell <em>Politico's,
They plotted to assassinate Mandela and set up a Boer republic that would expel all blacks from Sout
The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C
Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro
The Encyclopaedia of Ireland
Edited by Brian Lalor <em>Gill & Macmillan, 1,256pp, £50</em>
America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju