Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

The stooge of Baghdad
By Kevin Toolis - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

America - Andrew Stephen catches Cheney lying
By Andrew Stephen - 28 June 13:00

The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims

John Pilger offers a reading list to counter Reagan
By John Pilger - 28 June 13:00

When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer an alternative.

Michael Portillo - Food for thought
By Michael Portillo - 28 June 13:00

Theatre - A compelling play about living life with death all around you. By Michael Portillo

Th

A dangerous time to be a Jew
By Simon Sebag Montefiore - 28 June 13:00

11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t

Mark Thomas knows where Mrs T should be buried
By Mark Thomas - 21 June 13:00

The UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record. That's why it supports

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wants Europe to help the Middle East
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 June 13:00

The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of

NS Essay - Is Muslim civilisation set on a fixed course to decline?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 14 June 13:00

Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral

Rise of the terrorist professors
By Kevin Toolis - 14 June 13:00

Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

Why you don't hear about our brave boys
By Stephen Grey - 31 May 13:00

Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr

World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

A brigade of fearless hacks
By Neil Clark - 10 May 13:00

Observations on reinforcements for Iraq

Who should we believe?
By Stephen Grey - 10 May 13:00

The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse

Torture: Simply the spoils of victory?
By Kevin Toolis - 10 May 13:00

The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.

Terrorism turns into resistance
By Stephen Grey - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Why Iraqis give thanks for Bush
By Orly Halpern - 26 April 13:00

In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first

Appeasement: Should we strike a deal?
By John Gray - 26 April 13:00

When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu

On the defensive
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

The Iraq War

John Keegan <em>Hutchinson, 254pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0091800188

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