United States

Beyond Petroleum: the challenge of oil

Andrew Pakes  |  18 June 2010

Promises of big money payouts by BP and claims of jingoistic response by the United States hide some long-term challenges and unsavoury truths about the oil business and our long-term relationship with it.

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Round four of sanctions

Bob Glaberson  |  15 June 2010

This is just the beginning. Sensitivity to dealing with the wider Middle East is part of the solution, as is renewed and visible public backing for non-proliferation

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Grounds for new social democracy

Angela Smith MP  |  14 June 2010

The state and its role are coming under huge scrutiny from the government. But out of this pressure a new chance for strengthened British social democracy emerges

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Schooling for profit?

Mike Ion  |  26 May 2010

As Michael Gove begins his education reform plans, Mike Ion takes a look across the pond at how for-profit schools operate in the US

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