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
Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye
David Edwards and David Cromwell
Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction
Iraq - George W Bush took five days' holiday at his Texas ranch while the rest of America was at wor
Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of national liberation and that the enemy is "us".
The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the
Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They
Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.
I Saw Ramallah
Mourid Barghouti, translated by Ahdaf Soueif <em>Bloomsbury, 184pp, £12.99</em>
The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea
Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the entire Hamas leadership, the suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel will continue and perhaps intensify. No doubt the classic texts of counter-insurgency advise that resistance is best crushed by eliminating its leaders.
Power, Politics and Culture: interviews with Edward W Said
Edited and with an introduction by Gaur
No front pages in the west mourn victims of the enduring bloodbath in occupied Palestine, the equivalent of Madrid's horror, week after week.
Observations on the Muslim world
Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of
Liberated women? The chief justice wants to ban women from driving. That's not the only way in which
Iraq one year on - Iraq faces a fascist uprising and liberals here should back that country's democr
Iraq one year on - Until recently, George W Bush's attempts to play the patriotic card had been succ
Iraq one year on - Blair has given up hope that the war be seen as a triumph. The best prospect now
To understand how much the Iraq war has changed the world, cast your mind back - not just one year to when the war started, but more than two years to when we first heard of the "axis of evil".