By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war
The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could
Observations on US elections
In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g
Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi
The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating
Christopher Huhne explains how American cities have got rid of the blight of unused urban space and
Dick Cheney once seemed the ultimate Washington insider, full of gravitas and at ease with power. No
If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.
Hurricane Ivan was a blessing only for the murderers of a former Grenada premier
Observations on Stuff Happens
Kerry is pinning his hopes on the televised debates but Bush has never lost such a contest, despite
Kerry expected to make this election campaign into a referendum on Bush's character. It has morphed
Observations on elections and music
By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
A rift has opened up between the older Bush and his son. The Republican Party is now more right-wing
Observations on the European Constitution
I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.
The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme
In this issue, on the eve of the Republican convention in New York, we publish (page 14) an extract from an important new book by the American radical writer Thomas Frank.
Thomas Frank on the extraordinary story of how poor Americans were persuaded to vote for right-wing
The US, it is said, is a deeply Christian country. But some churches have shopping malls and branche
Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry?
The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy
What do Boy George and John Kerry have in common? What keeps Bill Clinton close to the richest Repub
The surest sign that people now take the possibility of a Kerry administration seriously is the goss