World view - Bronwen Maddox calls time on Iran
By Bronwen Maddox - 06 June 13:00

Iran has agreed to put its nuclear weapons plans on ice until August. But then what?

Politics - Cathy Newman sees past the bickering has-beens
By Cathy Newman - 06 June 13:00

Blair may want to delay his departure until he is satisfied he has left his mark, but the Chancellor

Real Aid: an agenda for making aid work is an extraordinary, damning report
By John Pilger - 30 May 13:00

A new book shows that the workings of foreign aid in Cambodia are a sham. John Pilger reviews.

NS Essay -'If Beethoven had been subject to the EU working hours limit he wouldn't have got further than the Fourth Symphony'
By Richard Reeves - 30 May 13:00

Britons see work as more central to their lives than other Europeans - and this is assumed to be a b

America - Andrew Stephen nails the Newsweek myth
By Andrew Stephen - 30 May 13:00

We think we know the story: <em>Newsweek</em> reported - wrongly - that copies of the Koran were flu

The war before the war
By Michael Smith - 30 May 13:00

Britain and the US carried out a secret bombing campaign against Iraq months before the tanks went o

Politics - Adam Boulton warns Blair about "abroad"
By Adam Boulton - 30 May 13:00

Blair has been told by the Americans that if he wants progress on aid and climate change, or support

Has the EU reached breaking point?
By Staff blogger - 30 May 13:00

Could the European Union collapse? The question, dismissed a few years ago as the stirrings of Europhobic fantasists, is now pertinent. National governments across the continent are struggling for authority and credibility. Econ-omies are struggling for growth and dynamism.

There is no point in escaping any more
By Nick Cohen - 23 May 13:00

Europe once offered a route to the good life for dowdy Brits. As we contemplate a referendum, perhap

Israel's other war
By Daphna Baram - 23 May 13:00

The socialist foundations of the Jewish state are facing their final destruction

World view - Michela Wrong learns a lesson about sleaze
By Michela Wrong - 23 May 13:00

What we can learn from the curious story of the noisy party, the irate First Lady and the World Bank

Death in the Baltic: the MI6 connection
By Stephen Davis - 23 May 13:00

Nearly 900 people perished when the <em>Estonia</em> ferry sank in 1994. In this exclusive investiga

Mark Thomas compares the UK to Kimberley Quinn
By Mark Thomas - 23 May 13:00

Despite the odd murmur about human rights, Britain remains the Kimberley Quinn of torturers and desp

The French keep it in the family
By David Lawday - 23 May 13:00

Many in Britain feel smug about France's vote on the European constitution. If the French say "no" on 29 May, it will save us asking the dreaded question. If they say "yes", doesn't that strengthen a British instinct to say no when Tony Blair picks a date for us?

Let's face it - the state has lost its mind: John Pilger on election coverage
By John Pilger - 16 May 13:00

The media coverage of this past election was a pastiche. Our right to know what our rulers are doing must be preserved.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wonders what Jack Straw does<br />
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 May 13:00

What does the British Foreign Secretary actually do? In Iran, Palestine, Africa and elsewhere, it is

Why we owe so much to victims of disaster
By Andrew Simms - 16 May 13:00

At the G8 summit, Brown and Blair should think of our debts to Africans, not theirs to us. We have s

How Blair backed a loser
By Staff blogger - 16 May 13:00

Tony Blair's insistence he was right about invading Iraq looked increasingly absurd as the death tol

Chronicles of deaths foretold
By Michela Wrong - 09 May 13:00

Election 2005: the future - Michela Wrong on Africa

This time, please put Britain first
By Andrew Stephen - 09 May 13:00

Election: the future - Andrew Stephen on Britain and America

Now for an even newer world order
By Michael Meacher - 09 May 13:00

Election: the future - world views. Michael Meacher on oil and the rise of China

World view - Lindsey Hilsum explains why history won't go away
By Lindsey Hilsum - 02 May 13:00

The age of instant news has shortened our attention span, and blinded us to the pressing historical

America - Andrew Stephen smells White House corruption
By Andrew Stephen - 25 April 13:00

Strident, crass and sanctimonious, the scandal-ridden Tom DeLay, Republican leader of the House of R

This election, John Pilger asks we remember Blair's forgotten victims
By John Pilger - 25 April 13:00

By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 people.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum pities a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe
By Lindsey Hilsum - 18 April 13:00

Dictators always ensure that what follows their rule will be worse. After Mugabe dies, South Africa

America - Andrew Stephen reveals how Bush nobbled the press
By Andrew Stephen - 18 April 13:00

The new style of government here involves paying journalists and broadcasters to mention Bush polici

Faith invaders
By Cristina Odone - 18 April 13:00

As Britain's culture wars grow in intensity, and abortion and artistic freedom become hot issues, Cr

It worked for Bush
By Steve Morgan - 18 April 13:00

The Republican strategy was to get conservative voters to the polls by exploiting their "anger point

Mint tea with the terrorists
By Stephen Grey - 11 April 13:00

Under US law, it is an offence to give any "aid or counsel" to groups such as Hamas or Hezbollah. Bu

Blood of innocents on his hands
By Michela Wrong - 11 April 13:00

Pope John Paul II helped keep the continent of Africa disease-ridden, famished and disastrously unde