The UN is the only global forum for rich and poor nations alike. Yet shabby and undermined by the U
Observations on elections and music
"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"
Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?
George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
As politicians focus on Darfur, another African conflict threatens open warfare again. And the west'
Thomas Frank on the extraordinary story of how poor Americans were persuaded to vote for right-wing
I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.
The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme
Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry? The
With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
Is this country really threatened by violent attack? After talking to potential martyrs, Jamie Campb
The rebellion in Gaza shows that, when Israel leaves, the most likely result will be a bloody Palest
Politics - The future lies with the individual, not with the collective. And we now understand more
Most voters don't care about foreign policy. Muslims do, and the results could be dramatic
Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w
The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely
Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar
Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv
Observations on the European Commission president