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Labour abroad

New Labour has taken British foreign policy in some startlingly new directions. It's a pity that the debate about it has been dogged by point-scoring over the "ethical dimension"
Fred Halliday  

Islam’s war with itself

The "long war" between Islam and the west is a side-show to the much deeper conflict over modernisation within Muslim societies. Interests of states, ethnic rivalries and confessional differences between Sunnis and Shiites all play a part
Fred Halliday  

Mohammad Khatami

Is he an Andropov or a Gorbachev? Last May's presidential elections in Iran saw the unexpected victory of a liberal cleric, raising the hopes of reformers. But Fred Halliday explains how the country's religious and political constitution may inhibit reformist…
Fred Halliday