The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too
If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an
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Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative
The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.
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Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an
That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.
On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.
Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00
The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B
Religious leaders and academics offer their views on the place of religion in contemporary politics
The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl
Francis Beckett on religion and politics
Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.
The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establ
When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies
By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war
The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih
We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new
Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring