The government was cleared of "sexing up" the September dossier. But did we all miss the obvious?
It was the great lie of the first Gulf war: that flight BA 149 to Kuwait City, from which civilians
At the top of government, there is a sense that, after David Kelly's death, anything can happen. Alm
Observations on the middle east
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.
As the campaign for his re-election gets under way, Boy George is raising so much money that the Dem
A Problem from Hell: America and the age of genocide
Samantha Power <em>Flamingo, 656pp, £9.99</em
Who has written off poor-country debts and now lends to the IMF? Salil Tripathi on an economic mirac
Saddam's regime murdered those it feared, to the very end. Lindsey Hilsum listens to the victims' fa
30 Days: a month at the heart of Blair's war
Peter Stothard <em>HarperCollins, 244pp, £8.99</em>
As he meets other Third Way leaders (but don't call them that, it's so 1990s), Blair will struggle t
Katharine Ainger on Antonio Negri
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
Isabel Hilton on Master Li Hongzhi
In Nairobi's slums, you walk in waist-high puddles. But you won't find a drop to drink. By Sebastian
A tale of nation-building - or how a tiny, impoverished West African state became such a threat that
Unless we apply the lesson "all governments are liars" to our own leaders, British fighter jets and TCP will continue to be shipped abroad.
The Clinton Wars: an insider's account of the White House years
Sidney Blumenthal <em>Viking, 822p
Our obsession with fighting terrorism is creating dangerously weakened states. The consequences for
The president of the US says he wants to feed the world. The only thing stopping him is Europe's att
As far as Iraq is concerned, a majority of Americans believe the US has been there, done that. They
Perhaps the Iraqis right now are offering their WMDs to al-Qaeda, in the south London style: "Don't
Although no weapons of mass destruction have been found, 41 per cent of Americans think they have. W
Once more, we hear that America is being "sucked into a quagmire".
Observations on US power
Observations on Hilary Clinton
Observations on international development