The London connection - If Bush falls, Downing Street fears, more damaging details about the UK's r
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
The next four years - Bush campaigns on his fitness to command the war on terror, not on policies. B
Religious leaders and academics offer their views on the place of religion in contemporary politics
The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl
By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war
The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih
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.
When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies
We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new
Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring
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.
Nothing now counts for the PM except his own self-belief. To accuse critics of tackling the man, not
Blair's announcement of a new war - his sixth in seven years - did not go down well with his guest,
The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states.
Observations on Stuff Happens
"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?
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
Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't
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
With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s
Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry?
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy