Astrologers would be as good as the spooks
By Staff blogger - 09 February 12:00

How did they get it so wrong? It is now clear that the British and US governments perpetrated the most monstrous fraud on their peoples when they put the case for war in Iraq. No matter how much Tony Blair twists and turns, the truth was almost the opposite of what he and George Bush stated.

"Traitor" will get a rich retirement
By Ziauddin Sardar - 09 February 12:00

Observations on Pakistan's nuclear scandal

The Hutton report - How a judge let Blair off
By John Kampfner - 02 February 12:00

To Hutton, there was no case to answer: a grubby journalist had impugned the PM's integrity. But thi

Mark Thomas - finds Indians who won't drink Coke
By Mark Thomas - 02 February 12:00

In India, pressures on the water supply created by a Coca-Cola plant have caused wells to dry up. Is

When it's foolish to go scuba diving
By Nic Fleming - 26 January 12:00

Observations on the war on terrorism

NS Special Report - A law that fails to catch Mugabe is pointless
By Peter Tatchell - 26 January 12:00

It's OK to assassinate dictators, but not to prosecute them, finds Peter Tatchell

Why Iowa shouts for John Kerry
By Edward Miliband - 26 January 12:00

Observations on the US primaries

NS Special Report - The hunt for a murderer
By Russ Baker - 26 January 12:00

At Christmas, Bosnian Serbs were thrilled to get a text message greeting from Radovan Karadzic. But

America - Andrew Stephen hears the State of the Union address
By Andrew Stephen - 26 January 12:00

The State of the Union address, the first foray of Election 2004, inevitably ended with God, who Bus

NS Special Report - The conflict the west always ignores
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 January 12:00

Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists

NS Special Report - The killing fields
By Robert Skidelsky - 26 January 12:00

Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the

America - Andrew Stephen has doubts about Howard Dean
By Andrew Stephen - 19 January 12:00

Dean's move from rank outsider to front-runner has been phenomenal. But his confidence can look like

Mark Thomas thanks Hilary Benn for his interest
By Mark Thomas - 19 January 12:00

The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru

Darcus Howe warns that politics can kill
By Darcus Howe - 19 January 12:00

A tiny Caribbean island has a new leader, aged 31. But how long will he live? Asks Darcus Howe

Writers in prison - The other side of paradise
By Joan Smith - 12 January 12:00

Last March, Fidel Castro had 75 Cuban dissidents arrested. Among them were many writers and journali

A really bad case of penis envy
By John Carlin - 12 January 12:00

Spain was also a leading part of the war coalition. But to the chagrin of its writers, it has had no

American terrorist
By John Pilger - 12 January 12:00

Forget Hutton. He will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don't want you to know: that

Politics - John Kampfner wonders if we will ever join the euro
By John Kampfner - 05 January 12:00

Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro

An immodest proposal
By Maurice Walsh - 05 January 12:00

The Encyclopaedia of Ireland

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Shoulder to shoulder
By Clare Short - 05 January 12:00

Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush and the "special relationship"

Peter Riddell <em>Politico's,

The deadly march of the chosen ones
By John Carlin - 05 January 12:00

They plotted to assassinate Mandela and set up a Boer republic that would expel all blacks from Sout

NS Profile - Nicolas Sarkozy
By David Lawday - 05 January 12:00

The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C

Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

NS Essay 4 - The US has rogue leaders, but that does not make it a rogue state
By Jennifer Rankin - 15 December 12:00

America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju

The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

African patience helps Mugabe
By Richard Dowden - 15 December 12:00

Observations on the Commonwealth summit

Will a better road map get us there?
By Christopher Thompson - 15 December 12:00

A Palestinian academic and a former head of the Israeli secret police are bringing hope to the stall

Blessed are the peacemakers (and probably Norwegians)
By Anton La Guardia - 15 December 12:00

As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.

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