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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The left shrugs as Baghdad burns
By Nick Cohen - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - Iraq faces a fascist uprising and liberals here should back that country's democr

Has America begun to think again?
By Andrew Stephen - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - Until recently, George W Bush's attempts to play the patriotic card had been succ

Strangest of bedfellows
By David Lawday - 15 March 12:00

The entente cordiale, to be celebrated by the Queen in a sentimental speech, is a lie. In 1904, it s

Wrong sort of government
By Neil Clark - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Serbia by Neil Clark

Rule of the death squads
By Stephen Grey - 15 March 12:00

Iraq one year on - The shooting isn't just between occupying forces and guerrillas. The Iraqi Govern

When defeat is a new beginning
By Helena Smith - 15 March 12:00

Observations on Greek socialists

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