The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav
The law of inverse proportions applies to Iraq. The greater the death toll, the less we in Britain seem to care. Each report of violence, each new piece of evidence of pre-war miscreance by our politicians produces the same shrug of the shoulders.
What will Israel leave behind as it quits the Gaza Strip? Anton La Guardia on the demolition dilemma
Observations on smoking (1)
Iran has agreed to put its nuclear weapons plans on ice until August. But then what?
Britain and the US carried out a secret bombing campaign against Iraq months before the tanks went o
Observations on women in television (1)
The socialist foundations of the Jewish state are facing their final destruction
What does the British Foreign Secretary actually do? In Iran, Palestine, Africa and elsewhere, it is
The media coverage of this past election was a pastiche. Our right to know what our rulers are doing must be preserved.
By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 people.
Observations on journalism
From the BBC's capitulation to the Israeli government, to the rush to eulogise a deeply reactionary man, seemingly benign lies are damaging.
Under US law, it is an offence to give any "aid or counsel" to groups such as Hamas or Hezbollah. Bu
In the bars of the city centre, there's a Bacardi Breezer backlash against Blair . . . Lucy Sweet re
Perhaps the Muslim world has to go through a new Islamist phase as the result of democratic change -
African special - Observations on Omar Bongo of Gabon
Observations on female suffrage
Those who regard themselves as commissars of the respectable, moral, liberal class should stop covering for Blair.
There is a vacancy in the axis of evil, and the real threat to Syria therefore comes, not from Leban
The murders in Lebanon and Somalia show that wars we thought we could forget are still simmering awa
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.
Iran - Washington is confused about Iran, with many analysts doubting military action is do-able. Th
Iran - Should we fear Iran? Experience has taught its people that war is expensive in both human and
Iran - Iran is not some ill-sorted colonial confection like Iraq with 80 years on the clock. This pr