It's now or never for Washington
By Mark Almond - 06 December 12:00

America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

Bring back the city state
By James Crabtree - 29 November 12:00

Observations on hunting (2)

Did Dubbya rig the election?
By Michael Meacher - 29 November 12:00

Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

America - Andrew Stephen warns that "Condi" is bad news
By Andrew Stephen - 22 November 12:00

The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 November 12:00

If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an

World view - Michela Wrong
By Michela Wrong - 22 November 12:00

Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M

The new internationalism
By James Purnell - 22 November 12:00

America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready

The law chief who bowed to Blair
By John Kampfner - 22 November 12:00

EXCLUSIVE: The <em>NS</em> reveals how, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair and George Bush

The left needs its own moral values
By Staff blogger - 15 November 12:00

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.

Bush faces trade sanctions
By Andrew Simms - 15 November 12:00

Observations on global warming

The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal
By John Pilger - 15 November 12:00

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an

Culture wars
By Cristina Odone - 15 November 12:00

Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

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.

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

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.

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

Blair ruins the French dream
By David Lawday - 01 November 12:00

With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about

On the brink of another crisis
By Andrew Stephen - 01 November 12:00

There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00

John Pilger denounces Americanism
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But

Strong beliefs
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Religious leaders and academics offer their views on the place of religion in contemporary politics

America - God, gays and guns
By Robert Reich - 25 October 13:00

The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl

Not in God's name
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on religion and politics

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.

America - How toxic George hurts his pal Tony
By John Kampfner - 25 October 13:00

The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r

America - The European dream
By Lindsey Hilsum - 25 October 13:00

Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a

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