While we are allowed to read internal e-mails in Whitehall, we can't see the traffic between Blair a
Paul Kingsnorth finds Michael Meacher unrepentant, while his green friends fear he has helped their
As you read this, the world's trade ministers meet in Cancun, Mexico, supposedly to hammer out a better deal for the world's poor. Ignore the bromides that will undoubtedly emerge. Ignore any claims of breakthroughs and promises of a new era.
Israelis cannot select Mother Teresa as the Palestinian leader. Sharon has to accept reality, argues
While Syria is accused of being a danger to the world, the Ministry of Defence invites its generals
Observations on Sweden and the Euro
Even the left, which invested too much ideological hope in South Africa, sees it as a land of crime
Observations on Bosnia
Can Arnold Schwarzenegger really become the next governor of California? Don't write him off: rememb
Politicide: Ariel Sharon's war against the Palestinians
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When Amin expelled Asians, we treated them as we now treat asylum-seekers
A republic founded on high ideals of liberty becomes a great world power and then drifts into empire
The real action is in Baghdad, not at the Hutton inquiry in London. It is there that the case made for the war in Iraq crumbles by the day.
All of a sudden, the anti-war Howard Dean looks a serious candidate for US president
Chemical and biological weapons are a red herring. They are banned because they provide low-cost def
With the United States spoiling for further fights across the globe and prepared to consider the dep
In Europe and America, people are considering the "when" rather than the "if" of Blair's eventual de
Policing a collapsed state is a potentially interminable business and to turn to the UN for salvatio
The White House sets the tone and the media echo a line that celebrates the victimhood of the invade
Bush insisted on taking the credit for his "axis of evil" soundbite. But he's less keen on taking re
At the top of government, there is a sense that, after David Kelly's death, anything can happen. Alm
Observations on the middle east
David Kelly's death is an event waiting for a conspiracy theory, just like the assassination of President Kennedy and the Paris car crash that killed the Princess of Wales.
As the campaign for his re-election gets under way, Boy George is raising so much money that the Dem
I try to discuss a TV show about gay animals with my assistant Paul. He rolls his eyes, probably won
The choice is stark. The Inuit homeland can be a missile defence base or lose its Danish subsidy
The government was cleared of "sexing up" the September dossier. But did we all miss the obvious?
It was the great lie of the first Gulf war: that flight BA 149 to Kuwait City, from which civilians