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Thursday, November 03, 2005
The Volcker report and troubling issues
The fifth and final report of the "Independent Inquiry Committee" on the "manipulation" by Iraq of the United Nations' Oil-For-Food Programme (OFFP) between 1996 and 2003 is an informative, but complex and deeply problematical document. The ...
Leader Page Articles
The Lashkar-e-Taiba, in theory and practice
By Praveen Swami
Last week's bombings in New Delhi necessitate a clear understanding of what the terrorist group wants and what it will do to achieve its ends.
When will we stand up to the carmakers?
By George Monbiot © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
THE BAN on smoking in bars will save some fraction of the bar staff who die every year as a result of passive smoking. The moral case is clear: people are being exposed to a risk for which they have not volunteered. While smokers have an ...
Neither peace nor justice in Colombia
By Isabel Hilton © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2004
THE COLOMBIAN Government has lobbied hard to win international respectability for a peace plan that human rights organisations believe will entrench the political and economic power of a mafia guilty of drug trafficking, extortion, and gross ...
Mumbai's invisible people
By Meena Menon
Surveys have established a significant incidence of malnutrition in some Mumbai slums. But the several families living there are not even a blip on the radar of policy-makers.
OUT OF LONDON
A "Britishness" test that fails to score
By Hasan Suroor
Is this sort of a test the best way to judge a person's eligibility for citizenship?
Russia's `left' and `right' parties in decline
By Peter Lavelle RIA Novosti
The electorate seems to have taken a liking for the middle-of-the-road parties.
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