Foot Soldier

Michael Foot's inimitable character left its impression on a war-time and desperate Croatia

The Ancient Entertainer

The Man who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus by Justin Marozzi

Lords and Ladies of Byzantium

Ancient Greek culture, Roman law and Eastern Christianity all contributed to the longevity of the Byzantine Empire

South Ossetia is Not Kosovo

Moscow has accused the West of double standards, but the former Yugoslav province has a cast-iron case for independence - unlike the secessionists in Georgia

Serbia’s Heart of Darkness

Standpoint’s Mole believes the arrest of Radovan Karadzic could prove explosive for his country

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"