Adair Turner's proposal that those approaching retirement should carry on in their jobs for another
Christopher Meyer <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 288pp, £20</em>
President Ahmadinejad is mocked by Tehran's elite for his ugliness, stupidity and smelly socks. Yet
Observations on chickenhawks
Policed by a large foreign army and administered by international bureaucrats, it has lost control o
They don't shop in the same shops, swim in the same pools or even wait at the same bus stops. Peace
We should be wary of giving too much significance to what Liberia's new president has, or doesn't ha
He's done it several times before on a smaller scale, so it seems eminently conceivable that George W Bush should want to finish the job properly.
Observations on diplomacy
Uncomfortable as it is to agree with a man cast in the Kissinger mould, in these dangerous times I f
While George W Bush thinks everything is just fine, Guantanamo and the abuse of terror suspects are
Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith regularly visits clients in the prison camp he calls America's "law-free
It is vital to the west and worth billions to BP, but will the 1,100-mile pipeline across the Caucas
Latin Americans have spent the past few years finding their voices. Now they may have the strength to speak out.
Has Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, blown it for the left in the country? The party he helped found, the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), has been knocked sideways by two different forces.
Let's look on the bright side: there are a lot of people in Guantanamo who'd give their eye teeth to
''Tony will go at a time of his own choosing and it won't be soon . . . He's got a great deal more t
''The question people are going to ask," said Tony Blair, "is, 'What are you going to do about Iran?' Because - can you imagine a state with an attitude like that having nuclear weapons?" The Prime Minister responded to the Iranian president's threat to wipe out Israel with a question of potenti
Even Saddam didn't enjoy full control over the far-western tribal belt, so what can the Americans ho
This isn't just another Washington crisis; it is the worst calamity to befall a president since Wate
Guantanamo prisoners describe the pain of force-feeding as unbearable: so do not read this while you
The only political rivals Ariel Sharon worries about are on the far right. How did the Labour party,
Observations on Guantanamo
Zionism is Israel's official state ideology. A vast majority of Israeli Jews, plus many Jews living outside Israel, define themselves as Zionists.
What if the "great experiment" had worked? Palestinian writer Samir El-Youssef reimagines the Israel