As the election closes in, John Pilger denounces Americanism
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But criticism of the country's policies is vital.

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.

America - How toxic George hurts his pal Tony
By John Kampfner - 25 October 13:00

The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r

America - The European dream
By Lindsey Hilsum - 25 October 13:00

Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a

America - Through an electoral fog
By Andrew Stephen - 25 October 13:00

The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B

Strong beliefs
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Religious leaders and academics offer their views on the place of religion in contemporary politics

America - God, gays and guns
By Robert Reich - 25 October 13:00

The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl

Not in God's name
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on religion and politics

Why does Tony fear the G-word?
By Becky Tinsley - 18 October 13:00

The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih

Expelled to make way for a US military base, John Pilger cheers the islanders fighting dirty tricks
By John Pilger - 18 October 13:00

More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establish a military base. Now the islanders are fighting back.

No longer fooled by the west
By Ali M Ansari - 18 October 13:00

When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies

America's next target
By Barbara Smith - 18 October 13:00

By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war

Mission impossible?
By Tom Freeman - 11 October 13:00

We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new

World view - Michela Wrong is tired of Big Man foreign policy
By Michela Wrong - 11 October 13:00

Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring

Will the US now attack Tehran?
By Staff blogger - 27 September 13:00

If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.

The real Tony Blair
By Rory Bremner - 27 September 13:00

Nothing now counts for the PM except his own self-belief. To accuse critics of tackling the man, not

Politics - John Kampfner on Blair's sixth war
By John Kampfner - 27 September 13:00

Blair's announcement of a new war - his sixth in seven years - did not go down well with his guest,

On the atrocity at Beslan, John Pilger hears Blair echo Mussolini
By John Pilger - 20 September 13:00

The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states.

Colin Powell, the anti-hero
By John Kampfner - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Stuff Happens

Special report - A president craves understanding
By John Kampfner - 13 September 13:00

"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"

Condemnation is a luxury we can afford
By Staff blogger - 13 September 13:00

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?

If it didn't exist, we'd have to invent it
By Tom Freke - 13 September 13:00

The UN is the only global forum for rich and poor nations alike. Yet shabby and undermined by the U

Let's sing it for the candidate
By Nicholas Greenslade - 13 September 13:00

Observations on elections and music

Europe's very own Puerto Rico
By Tom Gallagher - 06 September 13:00

Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi

How to waste a $15bn opportunity
By Peter Gill - 06 September 13:00

George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't

Fertile ground for the bad guys
By Michela Wrong - 30 August 13:00

As politicians focus on Darfur, another African conflict threatens open warfare again. And the west'

Bush, the working class hero
By Thomas Frank - 30 August 13:00

Thomas Frank on the extraordinary story of how poor Americans were persuaded to vote for right-wing

America - Andrew Stephen finds the British talking about butts
By Andrew Stephen - 30 August 13:00

I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.

Politics - John Kampfner reveals Operation Bush Distance
By John Kampfner - 30 August 13:00

The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme

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