Now is the time to act
By Noreena Hertz - 04 July 13:00

G8 - Ministers want us to think the Africa battle is won, but it is just starting, and we must pile

The Chinese are coming
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - One country is investing large sums abroad - and it doesn't make a fuss about human ri

We have more power than we think
By Staff blogger - 04 July 13:00

There is such a thing as a moral universe. So said Gordon Brown six months ago as the UK prepared to take over the chair of the Group of Eight industrialised nations. If the dignity of anyone, child or adult, is diminished by poverty, or debt, or unfair trade, we are all diminished, Brown said.

Happy to raise expectations
By Sue Matthias - 04 July 13:00

G8: Interview with Gordon Brown - It's strange when a politician urges people to make the politician

A crisis of leadership
By Michela Wrong - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - Where exactly is the acclaimed "new breed" of progressive African politician? Without i

Mugabe turns on old comrades
By Mark Olden - 27 June 13:00

Liberation-war veterans are the latest targets of the burnings and bulldozers

Politics - Stryker McGuire asks: what's so special?
By Stryker McGuire - 27 June 13:00

The special relationship has not been a laughing matter for some time, and certainly not since Blair

More in sorrow than anger
By Simon Buckby - 27 June 13:00

Observations on Europe

Iraq - the issue we have chosen to forget
By Staff blogger - 27 June 13:00

The law of inverse proportions applies to Iraq. The greater the death toll, the less we in Britain seem to care. Each report of violence, each new piece of evidence of pre-war miscreance by our politicians produces the same shrug of the shoulders.

America - Andrew Stephen imagines Bush's legacy
By Andrew Stephen - 27 June 13:00

In 2019, we will look back at ghostly footage of Bush stumbling through press conferences and Dick C

Blair's Africa victory: why John Pilger isn't celebrating
By John Pilger - 27 June 13:00

Tony Blair's "vision for Africa" is about as patronising and exploitative as a stage full of white people.

Welcome to Iran. . . You're arrested
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 June 13:00

The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav

Mark Thomas looks closely at his wristband
By Mark Thomas - 20 June 13:00

US foreign aid programmes give more back to the giver than to the needy and help ailing armies shoot

One country bent on change
By Simon Hooper - 20 June 13:00

Despite its name, La Paz is rarely peaceful these days.

Latin America rises up
By Isabel Hilton - 20 June 13:00

While Bush pursues his global mission, big changes are happening in his own backyard. A region Washi

Goodbye to all that
By Anton La Guardia - 20 June 13:00

What will Israel leave behind as it quits the Gaza Strip? Anton La Guardia on the demolition dilemma

Farm subsidies that starve the world
By Staff blogger - 20 June 13:00

In Ghana's Katanga Valley, the staple food is rice. This comes as no surprise, given that the fields for miles around are paddies. Look a little further and the sacks piled high on village walls sport an American flag.

World view - Michela Wrong sees sense in ex-politicians
By Michela Wrong - 20 June 13:00

Listening to Robert McNamara these days, you have to wonder why politicians start to talk sense only

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

Trident: the done deal
By Robert Fox - 13 June 13:00

While country, party and parliament wonder whether Britain needs nukes at all, Blair and Brown have

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

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

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

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