America - Andrew Stephen dissects Bush's U-turn on the UN
By Andrew Stephen - 03 May 13:00

George Bush now regards the UN's help in Iraq as vital. But this isn't a real conversion: he wants t

We don't trust them an inch
By Kieron O'Hara - 26 April 13:00

Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis

The men of war
By Barbara Smith - 26 April 13:00

Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye

Appeasement: Should we strike a deal?
By John Gray - 26 April 13:00

When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair's foreign policy collapse
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

Axis to grind
By Michael Lind - 19 April 13:00

The President of Good and Evil: taking George W Bush seriously

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Second-class allies
By John Kampfner - 19 April 13:00

In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no

Lindsey Hilsum - Each Iraqi is both pro- and anti-war
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 April 13:00

The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the

As the death toll rises, a region holds its breath
By Barbara Smith - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction

Iraq: how to move on
By Staff blogger - 12 April 13:00

Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

Back on the road to Aldermaston
By Emily Mann - 12 April 13:00

Observations on CND

World view - Michela Wrong notes the failings of diplomats
By Michela Wrong - 12 April 13:00

Diplomats have the same faults as foreign correspondents: they don't get out enough, they socialise

Diary - Marcelle d'Argy Smith
By Marcelle d'Argy - 12 April 13:00

I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there

When men have lost their reason
By Colin Tudge - 12 April 13:00

Is the war on terrorism working? A scientific analysis suggests that it is not and that it has succe

America - Andrew Stephen sees ass-covering in Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 05 April 13:00

The new game in Washington is CYA - cover your ass. So far, the winner is Richard Clarke, whose expl

Charlie Whelan says . . . don't believe it
By Charlie Whelan - 05 April 13:00

"Britain flooded by immigrants"

Politics - John Kampfner predicts a delayed general election
By John Kampfner - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006

Germany takes its medicine badly
By David Lawday - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair's problems are nothing to what Chancellor Schroder faces in Berlin. His party loathes him

Our amazing hypocrisy on immigration
By Staff blogger - 05 April 13:00

The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.

Darcus Howe watches the fall of a Bird
By Darcus Howe - 05 April 13:00

How the West Indies cricket disaster toppled an old and oppressive dynasty

John Pilger reveals Australia's role as Bush's sheriff
By John Pilger - 05 April 13:00

Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia re

World view - Michela Wrong warns that Tutsis haven't forgotten
By Michela Wrong - 29 March 13:00

We can expect a flood of criticism of Rwanda's leadership since the genocide, and there is much to c

America - Andrew Stephen fears Kerry has already blown it
By Andrew Stephen - 29 March 13:00

The Bush camp has managed to turn Kerry into a figure of fun before the Democratic candidate has got

The power of martyrdom
By Cristina Odone - 29 March 13:00

The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea

The only solution for Palestine
By Staff blogger - 29 March 13:00

Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the entire Hamas leadership, the suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel will continue and perhaps intensify. No doubt the classic texts of counter-insurgency advise that resistance is best crushed by eliminating its leaders.

The void of understanding
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 29 March 13:00

Observations on the media and Haiti

After Madrid, does urban life have a future?
By Eric Klinenberg - 22 March 12:00

Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to

Tell them it's the sound of freedom
By Stephen Grey - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Iraq

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