America - Andrew Stephen suffers a summit anti-climax
By Andrew Stephen - 13 June 13:00

The myth of the special relationship between the US and Britain, as shown by the Blair-Bush love-in,

World view - Lindsey Hilsum measures the cost of US aid
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 June 13:00

Evangelical hardliners have gained such a stranglehold on US policy in the developing world that som

Darcus Howe
By Darcus Howe - 13 June 13:00

A politician chooses jail and tips Trinidad towards all-out racial civil war

G8 protest: how far should you go?
By Richard Gott - 13 June 13:00

From the Sixties going back to the suffragettes and the Levellers, Britain has a long history of reb

Schroder pulls the rip cord
By Roger Boyes - 13 June 13:00

Observations on Germany

Interview - Jose Manuel Barroso
By John Kampfner - 06 June 13:00

Europe - The self-confessed friend of Tony who must now pick up the pieces. Jose Manuel Barroso inte

Mark Thomas watches aid money go down the drain
By Mark Thomas - 06 June 13:00

Africa may as well stick up an enormous sign saying "Clearance sale. Everything must go", as an enti

A triumph of the right
By David Lawday - 06 June 13:00

Europe - The paradox of France's stunning No vote is that, while it leaves Chirac a lame duck, it da

World view - Bronwen Maddox calls time on Iran
By Bronwen Maddox - 06 June 13:00

Iran has agreed to put its nuclear weapons plans on ice until August. But then what?

Politics - Cathy Newman sees past the bickering has-beens
By Cathy Newman - 06 June 13:00

Blair may want to delay his departure until he is satisfied he has left his mark, but the Chancellor

No . . . to boule and Pastis
By Mark Leonard - 06 June 13:00

Europe - Don't write the obituaries yet. A new France could put Britain on the sidelines

NS Essay - 'From Churchill to Macmillan on to Thatcher and Blair, British leaders have encouraged the idea that we can still be a global player. It is a fantasy'
By John Gray - 06 June 13:00

New Labour prides itself on "thinking the unthinkable", but its policies are still guided by the sta

John Pilger reads an expose of aid
By John Pilger - 30 May 13:00

As the workings of foreign aid in Cambodia demonstrate, behind the charade of "loans", "assistance"

The war before the war
By Michael Smith - 30 May 13:00

Britain and the US carried out a secret bombing campaign against Iraq months before the tanks went o

Politics - Adam Boulton warns Blair about "abroad"
By Adam Boulton - 30 May 13:00

Blair has been told by the Americans that if he wants progress on aid and climate change, or support

NS Essay -'If Beethoven had been subject to the EU working hours limit he wouldn't have got further than the Fourth Symphony'
By Richard Reeves - 30 May 13:00

Britons see work as more central to their lives than other Europeans - and this is assumed to be a b

Has the EU reached breaking point?
By Staff blogger - 30 May 13:00

Could the European Union collapse? The question, dismissed a few years ago as the stirrings of Europhobic fantasists, is now pertinent. National governments across the continent are struggling for authority and credibility. Econ-omies are struggling for growth and dynamism.

America - Andrew Stephen nails the Newsweek myth
By Andrew Stephen - 30 May 13:00

We think we know the story: <em>Newsweek</em> reported - wrongly - that copies of the Koran were flu

Israel's other war
By Daphna Baram - 23 May 13:00

The socialist foundations of the Jewish state are facing their final destruction

World view - Michela Wrong learns a lesson about sleaze
By Michela Wrong - 23 May 13:00

What we can learn from the curious story of the noisy party, the irate First Lady and the World Bank

Death in the Baltic: the MI6 connection
By Stephen Davis - 23 May 13:00

Nearly 900 people perished when the <em>Estonia</em> ferry sank in 1994. In this exclusive investiga

Mark Thomas compares the UK to Kimberley Quinn
By Mark Thomas - 23 May 13:00

Despite the odd murmur about human rights, Britain remains the Kimberley Quinn of torturers and desp

The French keep it in the family
By David Lawday - 23 May 13:00

Many in Britain feel smug about France's vote on the European constitution. If the French say "no" on 29 May, it will save us asking the dreaded question. If they say "yes", doesn't that strengthen a British instinct to say no when Tony Blair picks a date for us?

There is no point in escaping any more
By Nick Cohen - 23 May 13:00

Europe once offered a route to the good life for dowdy Brits. As we contemplate a referendum, perhap

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wonders what Jack Straw does<br />
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 May 13:00

What does the British Foreign Secretary actually do? In Iran, Palestine, Africa and elsewhere, it is

Why we owe so much to victims of disaster
By Andrew Simms - 16 May 13:00

At the G8 summit, Brown and Blair should think of our debts to Africans, not theirs to us. We have s

Let's face it - the state has lost its mind
By John Pilger - 16 May 13:00

The media coverage of this past election was a pastiche. Our right to know what our rulers are doing

How Blair backed a loser
By Staff blogger - 16 May 13:00

Tony Blair's insistence he was right about invading Iraq looked increasingly absurd as the death tol

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