Politics
02 April 2009
The president, we read, is “dashing and attractive”, “quick in thought and admirably articulate . . . eager to hear...
Asia
19 February 2009
New York was unseasonably warm early last week, but despite the hint of spring the town seemed quiet. February was...
Politics
19 February 2009
A book that changed my life? At first, I thought there must have been several: a childhood spent in rural Aberdeenshire...
Human Rights
05 February 2009
The Year of the Ox has dawned. It's meant to make you stronger and, at the party thrown by the All-Party Parliamentary...
Politics
18 December 2008
Poland It looked like a glum Christmas season in Poznan, Poland's second city. Some 8,000 members of the global climate...
Books
16 October 2008
As China re-emerges as a world economic power, the so-called Needham question has reappeared in contemporary form....
International Politics
17 April 2008
Recently, a German businessman, finding himself in China, consulted a leading member of the EU Chamber of Commerce in...
International Politics
21 February 2008
News that Cuba's Fidel Castro is stepping down brings an end to the longest, and most controversial, presidency in the...
International Politics
04 October 2007
In 1968, when the photographer Don Honeyman was experimenting with Alberto Korda's iconic image of Che Guevara, he...
Books
29 January 2007
Between the time that The Writing on the Wall was commissioned in 2004 and its completion two years later, Will Hutton...
Books
08 May 2006
It is a depressing truth of some books that the stories they tell, like Tolstoy's happy families, resemble each other...
International Politics
20 February 2006
According to Hu Jintao, China's president and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Marxism is still...
International Politics
19 December 2005
What a year 2005 was: the US Senate voted to abolish habeas corpus; the Chancellor of the Exchequer, still the hope of...
Books
29 August 2005
Memory is a dangerous thing in China. Memories of disputes never resolved continue to surface, as Ian Johnson writes in...
International Politics
20 June 2005
When George W Bush came to office in 2000, the first foreign leader he met was the president of Mexico, Vicente Fox....

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