Middle East: keep US and UK out
By Staff blogger - 14 February 12:00

The most encouraging thing about the latest handshake between the leaders of Israel and Palestine is that it took place on the shores of the Red Sea and not on the White House lawn. There was not an American "mediator" in sight.

Would Condi and Dubbya really start another war?
By Guy Dinmore - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Washington is confused about Iran, with many analysts doubting military action is do-able. Th

A reality check on the "Persian menace"
By Ali M Ansari - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Should we fear Iran? Experience has taught its people that war is expensive in both human and

Iran at a glance
By Christopher Thompson - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Research

Bloggers strike first
By Kathryn Corrick - 14 February 12:00

Iran -

The nuclear fat is in the fire
By James Buchan - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Iran is not some ill-sorted colonial confection like Iraq with 80 years on the clock. This pr

I've never seen so much heavy make-up
By Frances Harrison - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Frances Harrison, the BBC's new woman in Tehran, finds it a complicated city where eyeshadow

World view - Lindsey Hilsum
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 February 12:00

I feared that I had become a stooge. Embedded with the British forces, I came to Basra to report on

Warlords' threat to secede
By Shiv Malik - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Afghanistan

An election riven with contradictions
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 January 12:00

It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme

On the world's most dangerous roads
By Tom Roberts - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Tom Roberts, embedded with US troops for a month, finds their professionalism impre

Only one muted cheer for Iraqi democracy
By Staff blogger - 31 January 12:00

The first democratic elections in Iraq's history ought to be an occasion for celebration, arousing the same emotions as the first such in South Africa.

The Salvador option
By Sue Branford - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

A brief guide to Iraqi democracy
By Laura Barnett - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

The Middle East's Generation X
By Allegra Stratton - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Two-thirds of Arabs are under 25, and they are better educated than ever. History s

We blundered in. Let's not betray them too
By Stephen Grey - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Stephen Grey argues that Britain has completely failed in Iraq and that if we keep

What next? Don't ask Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - The principles of the Bush administration are elastic. The future of Iran and Iraq

How the west followed Bin Laden's script
By Staff blogger - 24 January 12:00

The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 September 2001. Since 1945, international conflicts had had only a limited effect on western homelands, particularly the American homeland.

Why Abbas is already frozen out
By Daphna Baram - 24 January 12:00

The new Palestinian leader doesn't matter to Israel. The real negotiation is with America

The press unites in ignorance
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

A forgotten minority
By Mark Seddon - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

A Modest Defence of The President and His Policies of Creative Destruction
By John Gray - 17 January 12:00

Inauguration - John Gray justifies Fallujah and Guantanamo and looks forward to further developments

Shias wait for elections, or war
By Stephen Grey - 01 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostit

The defeat of the pork-eaters
By Daphna Baram - 06 December 12:00

In Israel, Orthodox Jews are not only winning the demographic war against their secular enemies - th

Raw power in the media
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

Who counts the dead?
By Michael Williams - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 29 November 12:00

I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return

Iraq gets special treatment
By Sue Branford - 29 November 12:00

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World view - Lindsey Hilsum reports from Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 November 12:00

If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an

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