International Politics
08 May 2008
Not everyone was disappointed when the Doha round of trade talks got bogged down in endless wrangling. After all, the...
Environment
19 March 2008
Two years ago the British press hit the panic button after the H5N1 strain of bird flu was found in a dead swan on the...
International Politics
09 August 2007
As the Bush administration increases pressure on Afghanistan to use extensive aerial spraying to destroy the opium crop...
Business
19 February 2007
While Washington's attention has been absorbed elsewhere, what the US likes to think of as its backyard has been...
Economics
06 March 2006
Biofuel is moving up the political agenda. Far less controversial than nuclear energy, it is now routinely included in...
World Affairs
24 October 2005
Some 40 women of various ethnic origins (African, indigenous and European) laugh uproariously in the playground....
Global Issues
31 January 2005
In early January, Newsweek carried a story that reverberated around the world: the Pentagon was "intensively debating"...
Economics
29 November 2004
On 21 November, the world's leading industrial nations decided with uncharacteristic generosity to cancel 80 per cent...
Economics
08 November 2004
After Uruguay, the surge of the left in Latin America may prove unstoppable - but not if the UK and US governments have...
Economics
01 March 2004
British ministers, having given the go-ahead for the experimental planting of GM crops, ought to be able to look to...
Politics
06 January 2003
Has there ever been a government quite like the one that has now taken power in Brazil? The new president, Luiz Inacio...
International Politics
14 October 2002
He may be the leader of the Workers' Party and a former union leader, but Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula), who is...
Economics
07 October 2002
Sitting on a bench outside her rough wooden shack, Mercedes Medina looks down at her five grandchildren playing at her...