World Affairs
01 December 2003
Shortly before the double suicide bombings shook Turkey, its rulers held a party to crown the celebrations of the...
International Politics
23 June 2003
We may never know what did it: whether it was the $8m advance or just sheer enthusiasm. But as 2pm approached, Hillary...
Middle East
27 January 2003
When Hans Blix talks, he booms. The words tumble from his toothy mouth in a cascade of adverbs and adjectives that...
Human Rights
09 September 2002
No one shall be held in slavery and servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms....
Europe
05 August 2002
November 17: the most mysterious terrorist group in the west. Ruthless, ingenious, impenetrable and, as Europe's only...
Culture
29 July 2002
It would take a brave man indeed to deny that the Parthenon is the most perfect building ever erected. "Ruthlessly...
Middle East
01 July 2002
It was a bizarre co-existence, to be sure, Barbie and the mullahs. Until mid-May, when the public morality police began...
World Affairs
27 May 2002
Germany may just have voted to give constitutional rights to its animals; Britain may have proposed to protect them...
International Politics
29 April 2002
Nobody knows whether we'll ever learn the real story of the 12 British plane-spotters thrust into the cloak-and-dagger...
International Politics
08 April 2002
The whiff of revolution hangs over Harvard. The rebels, backed by some of the biggest names in American academe, are...
Culture
14 January 2002
Prosaic observations first: poetry thrives in times of trouble. To the canon of verse that proves this point, we must...
Politics
26 November 2001
"What was wrong with those attacks," says the upright Greek businessman speaking of 11 September, "was that they didn't...
Politics
08 October 2001
At all hours they stand there, in the heart of Nicosia, atop the Venetian walls that separate Orthodox Greek from...
Culture
03 September 2001
In 1974, during a presidential visit to Alexandria, Richard Nixon innocently inquired about the city's august ancient...
Politics
07 May 2001
Close your eyes and think of the Caribbean. Picture-postcard Caribbean, with wavy palm trees and coco shells on...

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