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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Observations on the media and Haiti

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.

Does Blunkett back the law?
By Corin Redgrave - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Gantanamo

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

Terror, the great leveller
By Staff blogger - 22 March 12:00

For the first time since the Second World War, the civilian populations of western democracies are themselves the targets of hostile, foreign attacks.

John Pilger on terror in Palestine
By John Pilger - 22 March 12:00

No front pages in the west mourn victims of the enduring bloodbath in occupied Palestine, the equiva

Iraq has made the Chancellor timid
By John Kampfner - 22 March 12:00

Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of

How Blair backed the wrong Spanish horse
By David Mathieson - 22 March 12:00

It was an open secret that Jose Luis RodrIguez Zapatero, leader of the Socialist Party (PSOE), expected to stay in opposition for the next four years.

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