24 October 2007

A tactical re-treaty for Europe's elites

The debate about the Lisbon Treaty - the European Constitution rehashed - reveals how divorced European leaders are from the European masses.

10 September 2007

Throwing money at Basra’s problems

Meet the British merchant banker and part-time soldier who was given $1 billion, some odd instructions and an order to reconstruct Basra.

2 July 2007

Sudan: a platform for French grandstanding

France's new foreign minister, the arch-interventionist Bernard Kouchner, is using the crisis in Darfur to try to win France some respect in world affairs.

12 June 2007

The Milosevic trial: a travesty of justice

A new book shows how the international community undermined every legal principle in its desperate bid to convict the former Yugoslav leader.

25 October 2006

Benn against the big bad Wolfowitz

Ignore UK development minister Hilary Benn's posturing against the World Bank: both agree that Africa is incapable of self-government.

24 August 2006

Tribe wanted, reality check needed

Tribewanted.com aims to create a new model 'eco-community' on a Fijian island. It's actually just a time-share deal for thirtysomething narcissists.

11 May 2006

The EU and Serbia: treating a state like a naughty child

What gives European officials the right to punish Serbia for failing to arrest former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic?

20 April 2006

Transamerica: dysfunction by numbers

spiked-film: Duncan Tucker’s road movie about a transsexual substitutes revelations of abuse for character or plot development.

4 April 2006

What ever happened to the Orange Revolution?

Last year we were told that a popular uprising in Ukraine had ousted a fraudulent leader. So why has that fraudulent leader now been voted into power?

2 March 2006

Serbia: from pariah to EU member

Serbia is currently charged with genocide, under pressure to hand over General Mladic, and up for membership of the EU. What’s going on? Two authors offer their views.