Barack Obama has squandered his first year in office in the face of al-Qaeda’s growing threat

European liberalism has gone badly wrong. Why does a culture that prides itself on opposition to bigotry become so feeble when confronted by reactionary clerics?

If the state were to support students rather than dons, Britain could have its own Ivy League

British insularity is a myth: most contemporary foreign fiction just isn’t worth translating into English

In a Valentine’s special, Nichi Hodgson examines the inane lyrical legacy of the Renaissance sonneteer

As the anniversary of the Iranian revolution approaches, the opposition movement is gaining momentum 

As part of his research for this month’s Dispatch from Siberia, Ben Judah interviewed Anton Surikov, a member of Russian military intelligence. It was Surikov’s last interview for the western media – he died two months later in mysterious circumstances

The weasel words of the European Convention are undermining our ancient liberties. David Cameron is right to demand reform

The West cannot defeat radical Islam if it abandons Afghans and Pakistanis prematurely

The new Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, tells Daniel Johnson about his vision of English Catholicism