A new generation of soldiers is as questioning of its role in Afghanistan as the society from which it is recruited

Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate aroused unprecedented rage and delight, especially among women – but why?

When I drew attention to the two-faced tactics of the Democratic candidate over Iraq, his ‘militants’ turned nasty

Piracy on the high seas, especially near failed and unstable Muslim states, is becoming an international security headache

An exhibition of WG Sebald’s archives offers an intriguing view of the late UK-based emigré German writer’s life and loves