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Seumas Milne

China’s battle for the future

China's greatest political scandal for a generation seems like a cross between an airport thriller and a Stalinist show trial.

Syrian war could engulf neighbours

Fears are growing that foreign funding of Syria's rebels could lead to conflict in Turkey, Lebanon and beyond.

Bully boys rally to keep euro intact

The European Union plays on fears to keep countries such as Greece from leaving the single currency, writes Seumas Milne.

Libya: Just another Nato casualty

Seven months on from Muammar Gaddafi's butchering in the ruins of Sirte, the fruits of liberal intervention in Libya are now cruelly clear.

Voters alter EU’s political landscape

The backlash against austerity measures has begun as pressured citizens reject their leaders

Syria caught up in a proxy war

To add to Syria's internal problems, it's embroiled in the west's fight with Iran.

M16 drew up plan to curb Hamas

Leaked papers on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks reveal the hand of British intelligence.

Still his own man

Noam Chomsky is the West's most prominent critic of US imperialism, yet he is rarely interviewed in the mainstream media.

‘US foreign policy is straight out of the Mafia’

Noam Chomsky is the West's most prominent critic of US imperialism, yet he is rarely interviewed in the mainstream media.

Keynes, not Marx, raised from the dead

As the real world recession kicks in, the ideologues of capitalism are scaring themselves with spectres.

Why do Zimbabwe and Tibet get all the attention?

There is no question that the struggle over land and power in Zimbabwe has brought the country to a grim pass. Nearly a decade after the takeover of white-owned farms and the rupture with the West, economic breakdown, hyperinflation, sanctions and Aids have taken a heavy toll. With the expectation now that a second round of elections, mired in claims of fraud, may after all keep President Robert Mugabe in power, the prospect must be of continued economic punishment and crisis.

Blame laid at the wrong door

The attempt by Western politicians and media to present this week's carnage in the Gaza Strip as a legitimate act of Israeli self-defence -- or at best the latest phase of a wearisome conflict between two somehow equivalent sides -- has reached Alice-in-Wonderland proportions, writes Seumas Milne.

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