Something must be done. As thousands in the Darfur region of Sudan face famine, rape and ethnic cleansing, the chorus goes up from politicians, NGOs, leader-writers and assorted do-gooders. The liberal interventionist bandwagon rolls.
Evan Wright <em>Bantam, 368pp, £12.99</em>
Iraq: the borrow
Film - For the first time, the National Film Theatre is devoting a season to contemporary Arab cine
Observations on terrorists. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
I watched a DVD of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (a rather poor-quality pirate copy) in a tent in southern Iraq with the British army. It's all the rage among the troops. "You've got to come and see this," they said.
The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have
Film - A raw and intimate look at life in the dust of postwar Kabul. By Miranda Sawyer
Joy of M
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran
The routine violence of Israel's occupation of the West Bank takes place at military checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of these and they exert a stranglehold over the Palestinians living in the region.
Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both
The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.
Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many
This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.
Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar
Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely
When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer
Theatre - A compelling play about living life with death all around you. By Michael Portillo
11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t
The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims
The UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record. That's why it supports
Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral
Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of