A new medium comes of age
By Paul O'Grady - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 3: Internet bloggers have already made their mark in Iraq. Now, as disaster hits Asia, they

NS Essay - Scaring people may be the only way to avoid the risks of new-style terrorism
By Anthony Giddens - 10 January 12:00

Claims that our leaders are playing the "politics of fear" are misconceived. Society could easily we

Natural . . . but not nice
By Patrick West - 10 January 12:00

We live in a time in which we are exhorted to worship or "live in harmony" with nature. Human beings are seen as despoilers of the earth who seem interested merely in causing wars and wrecking the environment.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wonders what it takes to get asylum
By Lindsey Hilsum - 10 January 12:00

Claudia faces prison and possible torture if she returns home to a former Soviet state, and her two

Land of the free, home of the stingy
By Andrew Stephen - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 2: Americans, who think they are uniquely generous, give just five cents a day each to chari

Vision for change
By Margaret Busby - 10 January 12:00

Africa 05 - Margaret Busby gives us reason to celebrate the culture of a neglected continent

Shias wait for elections, or war
By Stephen Grey - 01 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq

How Sars could save a nation
By Xiong Lei - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - A deadly epidemic has persuaded the government to take its people's health more seriou

Nothing to lose but their power
By Wang Chaohua - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - The workers' party has become the party of a graduate elite, and its cells are require

Mark Thomas finds corruption sadly unregulated
By Mark Thomas - 01 January 12:00

UK arms firms will get advance warning of any SFO investigation for corruption. This is like the pol

Hong Kong's timid pursuit of democracy
By Steve Tsang - 01 January 12:00

2005: China -

The little emperor grows selfish
By Harriet Evans - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - The one-child policy was to benefit the nation, but it has also spawned uncivil indivi

America - Andrew Stephen reveals Washington's latest war
By Andrew Stephen - 01 January 12:00

The Bush administration, like that of Richard Nixon, sees enemies everywhere. And it goes after them

A boom financed by taxes on the poor
By Mobo Gao - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Inequalities are not based only on wages. Peasants have to pay more than 100 levies to

The right turns on to technology
By James Crabtree - 01 January 12:00

2005: New media - The British left holds up Howard Dean's US campaign as a model. How wrong

Rich tomorrow, maybe, but filthy today
By Jonathan Watts - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - Smog in the big city every three days, acid rain falling on a third of the country, mo

Half a superpower
By John Gittings - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - China still punches below its weight on the international stage, but it is the only c

Nature, the most deadly bio-terrorist of all
By Robin McKie - 01 January 12:00

2005: Epidemics - It may not be in the next 12 months, but very soon, a new and virulent strain of f

The snake and the hedgehog
By Peter Nolan - 01 January 12:00

2005: China - You could say that, in marrying state and market, China is pursuing the Third Way. But

NS Interview - Denis MacShane
By John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told

Exotic dancers rock a minister
By Bill McIntosh - 13 December 12:00

Observations on fast-tracked visas

The US is suffering a chronic deficit of legitimacy
By James Page - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 2 - The international spread of democracy began in the 1970s but came to an end in the 1990

World view - Lindsey Hilsum's guide to TV's foreign coverage
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 December 12:00

How valuable is a report about Fallujah by a correspondent who's sitting in a studio in London? To f

The fan - Hunter Davies writes a world-class column
By Hunter Davies - 13 December 12:00

If you throw yourself around, you can make yourself big - and world class!

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo - the model for Blair's war on Iraq
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition. 

A war president stands at the ready
By Andrew Stephen - 13 December 12:00

In his end-of-year diary, our US editor Andrew Stephen notes a growing Bush personality cult, the pl

Say thanks to America
By Sophie Johnson - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Immigrants to the US accept that, if you make it big, you have to give back

The world's first multinational
By Nick Robins - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western

The ecstasy of God's dancers
By William Dalrymple - 13 December 12:00

Now more than ever the world needs a gentle, tolerant version of Islam. Sufism is exactly that, but

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