Lindsey Hilsum finds some curious visitors on the streets of Baghdad
Observations on alternatives to war
It's not true that most Iraqi exiles want a war. Who would want 3,000 missiles raining down on their
Edward Said: criticism and society
Abdirahman A Hussein <em>Verso, 339pp, £19</em>
Not one member of the government stands to lose a son in this war. My brother does
In its leaders supporting the war in Iraq, the Observer proves that it has truly buried its great li
The US thought it could swat Saddam like a fly. But the Iraqi dictator has manoeuvred so cleverly th
The real danger of President Bush's plans for Iraq is that they are based on the belief that evil ca
The Prime Minister's fate is in the hands of Donald Rumsfeld. It is an alarming prospect, but Downing Street strategists know that if the US defence secretary wins the latest battle for the president's ear it could spell disaster. "We think Bush is with us.
When it comes to war on Iraq, Clare Short has been portrayed as a dissenter. But she tells John Kamp
Britain feels betrayed by America over Israel. When Sharon wrecked the proposed conference in London
Behind all the arguments over the impending war in Iraq lies a curiously undebated subject: the risk that Saddam Hussein will use weapons of mass destruction either before America attacks him or immediately after an attack.
By dramatising events in comic-book form, Joe Sacco's Palestine exposes the fantasy of the Israeli o
The churches, with Canterbury to the fore, are becoming the main opposition to invading Iraq. This,
Christina Lamb meets Britain's lone crusader in the Arab world, trying to win hearts and minds: he's
At home, they are regarded as outdated dreamers; abroad, as accomplices in war crimes. They face a b
The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b
Just under two years ago, Jack Straw believed that Iraq's security forces were even-handed and just.
Saddam Hussein: an American obsession
Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn <em>Verso, 320pp, £9 pb
. . . or so says the right-wing writer Andrew Sullivan. And he has a point. Does the western left re
The government is trying to alarm you about terrorist attacks just as the weapons inspectors go into
As 250,000 ground troops get ready to invade Iraq, the assumption is that Saddam Hussein will be top
The morals police are ready with whips. But Iranian lovers know how to stay out of trouble
Observations on Arabs and America
The US is making it clear that there will be rewards and punishments after a second Gulf war. Britai
Faced with a choice between the Butcher of Baghdad and the Great Satan, which do you back?
For the award-winning Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif, the looming war in Iraq provides a tragic narr
Where do arms dealers, Prince Andrew and the "axis of evil" mingle? Andrew Gilligan finds them all a