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

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

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

Observations on fast-tracked visas

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 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!

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 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

Stalin would have loved it
By Viv Groskop - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - 25 December used to be a day like any other in Moscow. That has all changed

Darcus Howe on a Trinidadian insurgent
By Darcus Howe - 13 December 12:00

I knew him as a child: now he is committed to armed revolutionary struggle

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. 

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

NS special report - Cricket's shame: the inside story
By Des Wilson - 06 December 12:00

How did England's cricketers end up playing in Zimbabwe, where a tyrant rules and millions starve? D

Who counts the dead?
By Michael Williams - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

The devil's in the detail
By Tom Burke - 06 December 12:00

Tom Burke takes a gloomy view of new talks on climate change and calls on Blair to translate ideals

Rich kids go to college, poor ones to Baghdad
By Tom Woodward - 06 December 12:00

You're a 14-year-old high school student in the United States, and it's time to choose your electives for the next academic year. What catches your eye? History, music, physical education- or how about the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)?

The defeat of the pork-eaters
By Daphna Baram - 06 December 12:00

In Israel, Orthodox Jews are not only winning the demographic war against their secular enemies - th

World view - Michela Wrong sees desperation in Nairobi
By Michela Wrong - 06 December 12:00

Africa's technological revolution seems the real thing. But it is just like Kenyan Cheddar: it has a

The secrets of chicken Kiev
By Adrian Monck and Mike Hanley - 06 December 12:00

You probably know more about Ukraine than you think. Its most famous export is radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor melted down in the 1980s. Its troops are serving alongside ours in Iraq.

America - Andrew Stephen finds US networks in decline
By Andrew Stephen - 06 December 12:00

A decade ago, a national news anchorman was a demigod. Today, Americans get their news from more dif

It's now or never for Washington
By Mark Almond - 06 December 12:00

America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc

Raw power in the media
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 06 December 12:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

Did Dubbya rig the election?
By Michael Meacher - 29 November 12:00

Michael Meacher smells something fishy in Bush's return to office. The evidence of fraud is not yet

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

America - Andrew Stephen on a quadriplegic's death sentence
By Andrew Stephen - 29 November 12:00

For those of you who cannot conceive of the US as a cruel country, read the tale of the young quadri

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