At a gathering in Paris, French intellectuals conclude that they must support the Algerian government's "armed solution." Michael Ignatieff considers what, if anything, Europe can do
As Germany's Social Democrats decide who to put up against King Kohl in the autumn, Josef Joffe asks whether it matters who rules. As in Italy, politics is becoming a sideshow
John Plender / February 20, 1998
Past IMF bail-outs have encouraged risky lending in Asia
The small club of British classical scholarship has lost one of its finest members. Frederic Raphael is angry about how he was mistreated by his literary "patrons"
Clouds of hubris are gathering over the annual meeting of the world's most important people in Davos. Susan Greenberg says the organisers are so fearful of offending the participants that real debate...
The financial squeeze on the state means that British welfare is returning to its roots in informal mutual aid. Michael Young and Gerard Lemos say that a virtue can be made of this necessity,...
The use of genetic technology in conceiving and improving humans, combined with the costs of such treatments, may produce a class of genetic aristocrats. Lee M Silver imagines the United States 300...
Imagine what would happen if the US and its western allies went to war with a "rogue" state which possessed nuclear and chemical weapons. François Heisbourg peers through the sandstorm
Germany does not have an uncompetitive economy, but it badly needs to reform its welfare state. Why is it not doing so? Fritz Scharpf says the political system has become blocked by too many vetoes