The left opposes the war for the wrong reasons. Bush is not a dumb hick who wants to fight the Iraqi
Observations on the World Social Forum
The lineage of the paper's great editor David Astor is undermined by its negligence today.
The largest number of job losses since the Second World War, middle-class incomes down, and a drop i
Claire Messud on the lessons of Algeria, home to many of those recently arrested as suspected terror
The first British leader in a generation to command true influence in Europe has squandered it by pl
Observations on Eastern Europe
Vladimir Putin wants to play a central role in international affairs. But he also shares his country
The US thought it could swat Saddam like a fly. But the Iraqi dictator has manoeuvred so cleverly th
Observations on Northern Cyprus
It came into being when Stalin decreed it and the Soviets used it for testing weapons of mass destru
When it comes to war on Iraq, Clare Short has been portrayed as a dissenter. But she tells John Kamp
John Howard is the mouse that roars for America, whipping his country into war fever.
Behind all the arguments over the impending war in Iraq lies a curiously undebated subject: the risk that Saddam Hussein will use weapons of mass destruction either before America attacks him or immediately after an attack.
Benjamin Wegg-Prosser laments Clare Short's failure to renew aid to a school that supports democracy
Observations on Lithuania
Right now, George Bush dwarfs all potential Democratic opponents for 2004. But note one name: Senato
Britain feels betrayed by America over Israel. When Sharon wrecked the proposed conference in London
Spain's Road to Empire: the making of a world power (1492-1763)
Henry Kamen <em>Allen Lane, The Pe
Brazil's president says he'll attempt the impossible in this, one of the world's most unequal societ
The churches, with Canterbury to the fore, are becoming the main opposition to invading Iraq. This,
At some point in 2003, barring miracles, there will be war with Iraq. As every day passes, the impossibility of the task facing the UN weapons inspectors - to prove a negative - becomes clearer.
In all EU countries, the masses are sceptical about the union. Only in Britain is scepticism shared
Our Man of the Year was once a marginal figure in the Bush administration; now, he alone stands in t
Observations on Europe
Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was a "catastrophic and catalysing event".
Mandela's successor is under fire from his allies, particularly in the unions. He calls them ultra-l
Just under two years ago, Jack Straw believed that Iraq's security forces were even-handed and just.
The Winter War
William R Trotter <em>Aurum Press, 283pp, £18.99</em>
Charter schools and vouchers were supposed to be the magic bullets to improve education. But nobody