Gleneagles did succeed
By Paul Vallely - 03 July 13:00

Observations on G8 Africa

A long look
By Richard Reeves - 03 July 13:00

The state must help people put money aside for the future

World stage: China's offer to Africa: pure capitalism
By Lindsey Hilsum - 03 July 13:00

Colonialism is dead; long live colonialism. Just as the war in Iraq may be seen as the high water mark of US power, I suspect Tony Blair's Commission for Africa and last year's Gleneagles summit will be seen as the last gasp of the post-colonial order in Africa.

Nobody does it worse
By William Gumede - 26 June 13:00

Angola provides the perfect mix of oil wealth, poverty and corruption

Better off without us?
By Robert Calderisi - 26 June 13:00

A year on from the G8 and Live 8, parts of Africa are making good progress. But it's not thanks to t

The triumph of the east
By Niall Ferguson - 26 June 13:00

It is a commonplace that the past hundred years saw the ascent of the west, even that it was the "Am

Leader - Time for a living wage
By Staff blogger - 19 June 13:00

The government has not intervened to help low-paid workers because it is on these very people that o

Building castles in the air
By David Butter - 05 June 13:00

The oil is running out and corruption is rife, but Syria's new financial wizard is confident he can

Mark Thomas does his strangest gig ever
By Mark Thomas - 05 June 13:00

Speaking for 50 minutes in front of a hundred arms dealers, on a boat in the Thames, has to be among

Educating for creativity
By Staff blogger - 05 June 13:00

A New Statesman round table - The role of private-sector business

Wheeling and dealing
By Lana Asfour - 05 June 13:00

Moving between remote villages, glinting between patchwork fields of spinach, wheat and cotton, and parked decoratively in front of Byzantine ruins, motorcycles appear to be ubiquitous in Syria.

When food aid wrecks an economy
By Kate Eshelby - 29 May 13:00

Observations on Ethiopia

Gap between rich and poor narrows
By Nick Pearce - 29 May 13:00

Observations on equality

Giving something back
By Kathryn Corrick - 22 May 13:00

Social enterprise is about more than recycling and restaurants - as the winners of an awards scheme

The bottom line
By Martin Vander Weyer - 22 May 13:00

<strong>The Wal-Mart Effect: how an out-of-town superstore became a superpower</strong>

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Homeless pay the price of oil wealth
By Christopher Thompson - 22 May 13:00

Observations on Angola

Three Guardian articles, two visions of hope
By Martin Bright - 17 May 18:42

Is it too obvious to write about the Guardian’s comment pages? I just thought the three main pieces today were all extraordinary in different ways.

Fear, greed, and finance
By Nick Robins - 15 May 19:14

There is a growing gap between investor awareness about climate change and actual patterns of invest

Where has all the money gone?
By Nick Cohen - 15 May 13:00

The left demanded more cash for public services. New Labour provided it. The problem is that only th

Lindsey Hilsum worries about China
By Lindsey Hilsum - 15 May 13:00

China's economic interests are blooming into military ties: arming militaries in Latin America, for

Small is sustainable
By Andrew Scott - 15 May 13:00

Decentralised energy must be part of Britain's efforts to combat poverty in developing countries, sa

The worst man in the world?
By Robert Calderisi - 15 May 13:00

Paul Wolfowitz, the former US deputy defence secretary and main architect of the Iraq war, has run t

The alternative is worse
By Clare Short - 15 May 13:00

The World Bank takes its cue from the politics of the big powers, but is still a force for good

Call my bluff
By Tony Grayling - 15 May 13:00

A cross-party consensus on climate change is desirable but it has to mean something, says Tony Gray

NS Roundtable - Practical learning
By Staff blogger - 08 May 13:00

Breaking down the barriers to success

Not getting on their bikes
By Rachel Aspden - 01 May 13:00

With oil at $70 a barrel, Saudi Arabian society is in danger of capsizing under the weight of its ow

NS Essay - 'Power elites dislike being identified: it threatens their covert authority'
By Hywel Williams - 01 May 13:00

Britain's secretive rulers consist of an incompetent executive class, a meaningless political class

A struggle to exist
By Tim Lezard - 01 May 13:00

Tim Lezard on Iraqi trade unionism

Is union man back?
By Martin Bright - 01 May 13:00

As public sector workers get restive and rich donors back off, the Labour Party is being forced to r

Community chest
By John Holden - 17 April 13:00

Arts funding - John Holden on the unusual charitable foundation that has made Britain a better place