Policing cities will always be tough, but that merely increases the need for clear political control.
The UK cosying up to Iran points to a creeping hypocrisy at play in Western military intervention.
The West's insensitive handling of issues in the Ukraine created Russian President Vladimir Putin's version of the Cuban missile crisis.
Defiant crowds may destroy an old regime, but seldom do they build a new one that endures.
There could be no more dreadful idea than to pour more armaments into the sectarian war that is consuming Syria.
While Rome burned, Nero put on fancy dress, stood on a tower and played his lyre, writes Simon Jenkins.
Cellphones may at last be falling victim to etiquette, but this is largely because even talk is considered too intimate a contact.
The Norwegian tragedy is just that, a tragedy. It does not signify anything and should not be forced to do so.
What would you do this morning if you were a Greek? Would you agree to your government cutting public-sector jobs, pay and pensions?
It's for governments, not journalists, to guard public secrets and there's no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations, argues Simon Jenkins