One year on, Obama's foreign policy seems to be vacillating—allies both at home and abroad are proving uncooperative
Interview with the co-creator of The Wire
The new Labour leader talking to Prospect in late 2009
Althorp, family seat of the Spencers and Princess Diana's final resting place, is a monument to family treachery and the casual cruelty of the upper classes
Despite the lingering sense that east Germans are second-class citizens, the former GDR has come an amazingly long way
Could reasoning with gang members be the best way to stop chaos on the streets?
British television drama is controlled by a stifling monopoly—the BBC
A year after his election, Obama's promise of change remains unfulfilled, and his country as divided as ever. But he could yet be great
We are losing a generation of young people to gang violence. An incoming Tory government will have to start from scratch if it is going to make a difference
The software giant has suddenly begun to embrace its rivals' free-to-use software. What's really going on here?
The financial crisis has cast a shadow over the future of Britain's renewable energy industry
Hungary's public arraignment of its 20th-century crimes marks it out from the rest of Europe. But remembering the past can be divisive
Interviewing Nick Griffin is not easy. But Question Time could have done better
Eco-warriors may think they're saving the planet, but are they actually harming it?
When asked to debate global warming at St Andrews, I was delighted. Unfortunately, my opponents turned me into a bug-eyed fanatic
The very latest eco-must have: an environmentally-friendly funeral
James Lovelock, Bjorn Lomborg, Zac Goldsmith and other scientists, politicians and negotiators argue about why the climate change summit is important
As defence company BAE announces its plan to axe 1000 jobs, Lewis Page argues that such cuts are essential to protecting Britain’s armed forces.
Why didn't Gertrude Bell back votes for women?
The world’s fastest developing countries are doing more about climate change than we think
Who should foot the bill for saving the planet?
Emissions are a cumulative game
To cut emissions we have to curb world population. So why isn’t this Copenhagen’s top priority?
The dangerous borderlands that lie between fiction and memoir
Why we "get" modern art but not avant-garde music
Behavioural economics is wearing a little thin
What would have happened had Trotsky led the Soviet Union
Fresh from winning the Prix Italia for best arts documentary, Mark Cousins' account of bringing cinema to Iraqi children hits screens on Oct 1st. Here he writes to a future star of Kurdish film