NS Profile - Nicolas Sarkozy
By David Lawday - 05 January 12:00

The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C

Politics - John Kampfner wonders if we will ever join the euro
By John Kampfner - 05 January 12:00

Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro

NS Essay 4 - The US has rogue leaders, but that does not make it a rogue state
By Jennifer Rankin - 15 December 12:00

America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju

The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

African patience helps Mugabe
By Richard Dowden - 15 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Will a better road map get us there?
By Christopher Thompson - 15 December 12:00

A Palestinian academic and a former head of the Israeli secret police are bringing hope to the stall

Blessed are the peacemakers (and probably Norwegians)
By Anton La Guardia - 15 December 12:00

As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

Double standards on human rights?
By Carina Tertsakian - 08 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Watch out, Tony, you've got a rival!
By Nicholas Woolley - 08 December 12:00

Observations on special relationships

America - Andrew Stephen checks out the Democrat hopefuls
By Andrew Stephen - 08 December 12:00

To the alarm of Clintonistas, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are fighting an old-style battle for the

Sugar daddies and revolutions
By Leigh Phillips - 08 December 12:00

Georgia's revolt was something to celebrate. Does it matter that it was funded by a billionaire?

Way out
By Mary Kaldor - 08 December 12:00

The occupation is turning Iraq into a weak, violent state, but we shouldn't just call for a handover

Mark Thomas wonders why we don't like children
By Mark Thomas - 01 December 12:00

In northern Uganda, thousands of children are abducted and subjected to atrocities. Is this another

Russia 1 - Too big? Too cold? Or just ungovernable?
By Helen Womack - 01 December 12:00

Russians go to the polls in a few days. Moscow's super-rich may give the brutal new consumer culture

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

Why we don't give a damn
By George Marshall and Mark Lynas - 01 December 12:00

Once again, world leaders meet to hear of new threats posed by global warming. Once again, they appear unable to act. George Marshall and Mark Lynas explain why.

It's all about oil again
By Tim Lambon - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Georgia

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

A little tiff on the tarmac
By Alec Russell - 01 December 12:00

Observations on the special relationship

Russia 2 - "We pretend to vote; they pretend to notice"
By John Kampfner - 01 December 12:00

Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image.

John Pilger knows when Bush is lying - his lips move
By John Pilger - 24 November 12:00

Blair and Straw dare to suggest that the millions who have rumbled the Bush gang are simply being "fashionably anti-American".

America - Andrew Stephen tries to make sense of Rumsfeld
By Andrew Stephen - 24 November 12:00

Paul Bremer - currently trying to take charge in Baghdad - has a new mission: to hold the lid down o

The Atlantic divide
By Andrew Hussey - 24 November 12:00

An Alliance at Risk: the United States and Europe since September 11

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Translat

When good people are not all they seem
By Stephen Grey - 24 November 12:00

They're supposed to be non-governmental. But NGOs often get more cash from government than from dona

The end of the affair
By David Marquand - 24 November 12:00

The special relationship is outdated. Blair deserves the axe for his Iraq follies, but can escape it

A funny sort of democracy
By Neil Clark - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Russia, Neil Clark spells ou

Politics - John Kampfner finds Bush's visit a liability
By John Kampfner - 17 November 12:00

Bush's state visit was planned 18 months ago when the president seemed a shoo-in for a second term.

Your tyrant or ours?
By Mark Almond - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Georgia, Mark Almond spells

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