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 an alternative.
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
Observations on troops in Iraq
Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr
I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h
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.
Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu
Observations on media
Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over
Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse
Observations on reinforcements for Iraq
The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse
The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h
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.
Disarming Iraq: the search for weapons of mass destruction
Hans Blix <em>Bloomsbury, 304pp, £16.99
In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first
When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu
The Iraq War
John Keegan <em>Hutchinson, 254pp, £18.99</em>
The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m