The other side of "freedom"
By Neil Clark - 10 January 12:00

Observations on Hungary

The issue is our humanity, not God's divinity
By Staff blogger - 10 January 12:00

Let us not deceive ourselves. The Asian tsunami has dominated the media for several days because it is a simple but dramatic story that broke between Christmas and New Year, usually the deadest time of all for news. The images (lots of weeping light-brown children) are a picture editor's dream.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 10 January 12:00

Don't believe it - "PM spends holiday monitoring disaster"

Blair dithered because his confidence has gone
By John Kampfner - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 4: John Kampfner suggests the PM's best plan was to have come home and directed relief tasks

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

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

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

Observations on Iraq

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

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

2005: China -

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

Observations on fast-tracked visas

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