Mark Thomas - buys himself a priesthood
By Mark Thomas - 19 July 13:00

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c

Gwyneth should try the pig fat
By Viv Groskop - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Russian remedies

The biggest con-trick
By Phillip Knightley - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes

The old charm still works
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Bill Clinton

No lies, but catastrophic misjudgements
By Nick Cohen - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have

Miranda Sawyer - Reality bites
By Miranda Sawyer - 19 July 13:00

Film - A raw and intimate look at life in the dust of postwar Kabul. By Miranda Sawyer

Joy of M

Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

Palestine - How the chance of peace slipped away
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a

John Pilger pays tribute to the Aboriginal community
By John Pilger - 12 July 13:00

Aboriginal children today have the same life expectancy as white children in 1900. Yet most Australi

Palestine - Hamas takes the high road
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,

Palestine - The return to the kingdom of David
By Ilan Pappe - 12 July 13:00

History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.

America - Andrew Stephen on John Edwards, the alleged liberal
By Andrew Stephen - 12 July 13:00

John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor

Palestine - A divine mission, to bring forth the messianic era
By Dror Etkes - 12 July 13:00

The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still

Palestine - Who are the Palestinians?
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is

Palestine - Back to ethnic cleansing?
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran

Politics - John Kampfner finds ministers with legal worries
By John Kampfner - 12 July 13:00

Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.

Palestine - Tribulation at Surda checkpoint
By Rema Hammami - 12 July 13:00

The routine violence of Israel's occupation of the West Bank takes place at military checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of these and they exert a stranglehold over the Palestinians living in the region.

Axles of evil
By Simon Hooper - 12 July 13:00

Observations on the British grand prix

Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.

Palestine: a time to cool our emotions
By Staff blogger - 12 July 13:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.

Palestine - A nation divided
By Peter Hirschberg - 12 July 13:00

Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many

World view - Lindsey Hilsum hears that Saddam is a US agent
By Lindsey Hilsum - 12 July 13:00

Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both

Mark Thomas joins Colombia's human rights activists
By Mark Thomas - 05 July 13:00

In Colombia, right-wing paras once played a football match against the military using the severed he

The empire goes mad
By David Nicholson-Lord - 05 July 13:00

Observations on America

Why Labour should campaign for Kerry
By Sunder Katwala - 05 July 13:00

Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv

Now Dubbya shifts into reverse gear
By Andrew Stephen - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me

NS Interview - David Blunkett
By John Kampfner - 05 July 13:00

The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin

The stooge of Baghdad
By Kevin Toolis - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

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