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Are we heading for an "accidental" war with Iran?
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 December 14:42

The Islamic Republic's vow to close the Strait of Hormuz, in response to sanctions, could give the h

Let's not forget the true legacy of the Iraq invasion
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 December 10:29

We can't afford the hawks to use withdrawal as an opportunity to airbrush the blood-drenched history

"What is the point of the Liberal Democrats?"
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 December 12:20

They have sacrificed their distinctive beliefs and principles and received little in return.

Last night's Question Time
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 December 9:52

The facts and figures.

"Repression in the name of security"
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 December 13:35

Our second-best friend in the Middle East continues to violently resist the Arab spring, according t

Borrowing is bad. Unless Gideon's doing it
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 November 13:42

Not only has growth stalled and austerity failed but the Tories can't even win the economic argument

Debts, deficits and Toby Young
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 November 17:29

The Telegraph blogger's response to my ebook on austerity is interesting but ill-informed.

UK's top general says Afghan victory in sight but...
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 November 13:08

...only in ten years!

Iran, my critics and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 November 13:26

A response to the distortions and misrepresentations.

PMQs review: MPs fiddle over borders as Europe burns
By Bill Thompson - 21 November 12:31

<p>Miliband decided to go for Cameron over May but failed to land any significant blows. Meanwhile,

The IAEA: in America's corner on Iran.
By Bill Thompson - 21 November 12:27

Don't believe me? Ask the Americans.

Rejoice! We're a safe haven.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 November 13:29

But low gilt yields aren't a vote of confidence in the UK economy.

The IAEA: in America's corner on Iran.
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 November 16:56

Don't believe me? Ask the Americans.

PMQs review: MPs fiddle over borders as Europe burns
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 November 13:15

Miliband decided to go for Cameron over May but failed to land any significant blows. Meanwhile, the

Dan Hodges. The Truth. And me.
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 October 13:03

I am tired of the online conspiracy theories and false accusations. This is my last comment on the s

"New generation"? Miliband really meant it
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 October 17:15

Umunna and Reeves are among the "newbies" joining Labour's new shadow cabinet.

Ten years on from the invasion of Afghanistan
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 October 11:56

. . . here are ten things you should know.

The great gerrymander
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 October 17:24

Tories continue to find new and ingenious ways to rig the electoral system in their favour.

So Labour failed on education, did it?
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 October 16:39

As usual, the conventional wisdom is wrong. So says the <i>FT</i>.

Licence to kill
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 October 13:42

President Obama has assassinated a US citizen via drone strike. Yet his supporters are shamefully si

Did the invasion of Iraq heighten the threat from al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism?
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 September 10:03

Me <i>v</i> John Rentoul on a question to which the answer is YES.

Question Time, Israel and 9/11
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 19:05

An astonishing claim -- even by his standards -- from Richard Perle.

The Republicans are "an apocalyptic cult"
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 September 17:39

. . . says a former Republican Congressional staffer.

Top City broker says consumerism and materialism are to blame for the riots
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 August 11:33

An intriguing new report from an unlikely source.

Tariq Jahan interview: "I don't see a broken society"
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 August 17:07

The grieving father talks to the New Statesman about tougher sentencing, and his Islamist past.

Memo to left and right: please stop generalising about the looters.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 August 17:00

The debate about the riots is being hijacked by those who want to push partisan agendas and narrativ

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 13:11

Seal Team 6 members among the 38 killed in Afghanistan.

Time to downgrade the downgraders
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 August 12:26

Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States's credit rating is outrageous and undemo

The Surrender President
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 August 19:15

Obama's "deal" isn't a compromise. It's capitulation. And there were alternatives.

When did the News of the World morph into Princess Diana?
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 July 12:28

Stop the mawkishness and sentimentality.

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