America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc
Observations on hunting (2)
Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
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
Cuba: a new history
<em>Yale University Press, 384pp, £18.99</em>
Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M
America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready
EXCLUSIVE: The <em>NS</em> reveals how, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair and George Bush
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.
Observations on global warming
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
Moral majority politics, which helped sweep Bush to victory, are coming here. Muslims, conservative
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
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.
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
"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But
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